HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 cc283-4W
55. Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals he has received from local authorities in South Bedfordshire for grants towards maintenance of rural bus services in the South Bedfordshire parliamentary constituency; and what grants are currently being paid in respect of each service.

Mr. Peyton

I have received no proposals; it follows that I am paying no grants.

74. Mr. Douglas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the number of local authorities who have entered into agreemetns with the various public transport boards regarding the subsidising of rural bus services.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

I know of 75 authorities in England so far. I understand that in Scotland and Wales the figures are 22 and 20 respectively.

I foresee no change in our policy resulting from entry into Europe.