§ 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.