§ 40. Mr. Bean
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the individual amounts provided for the county of Kent in the year 1976–77 for bus revenue support and other transport services, including road maintenance; how this compares with the national average; and whether he will make a statement on his future intentions for supporting bus services where there is a recognised revenue shortfall.
§ Dr. Gilbert
The total expenditure accepted for transport supplementary grant purposes for Kent for 1976–77 is £16.4 million, equivalent to £11.4 per head compared with a national average of £16 per head. Of this £0.5 million is for bus revenue support, which is equivalent to £0.35 per head compared with a national average of £1.85 per head. The Government's policy on bus revenue support is set out in Circular 125/75 issued by my Department.