HC Deb 24 November 1971 vol 826 c354W
25. Sir E. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what financial assistance is currently available from public funds to assist rural bus services; and what additional assistance he is proposing to make available.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The Government give the following assistance to rural bus services; half the cost of the local authorities' grant aid, the remainder being eligible for rate support grant; fuel tax rebate and new bus grant, the rate of which has recently been doubled.