§ Mr. Oakes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the 31W annual expenditure on new bus grants under Section 32(1) of the Transport Act 1968 in each of the last five years ; and how many new buses have been provided with the assistance of such grants.
§ Mr. Peyton
The Government's expenditure on new bus grants has been as follows :
£ million 1968–69 1.73 1969–70 5.38 1970–71 5.76 1971–72 10.78 1972–73 20.89
Numbers of new buses bought during those years are not readily available.