HC Deb 09 August 1972 vol 842 cc447-8W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many local authorities in Wales are making grants in respect of rural bus services; and what is the total annual sum currently paid.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Since local authorities are not obliged to notify me of their agreement to pay grant, precise information is not readily available. I understand, however that the majority of county councils and a number of district councils are currently grant aiding rural services at an estimated annual level of about £230,000.