HC Deb 11 February 1976 vol 905 cc208-9W
19. Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proposals he has to secure public transport at reasonable cost in the non-urban areas of Scotland.

Mr. Millan

This is primarily the responsibility of the regional and island councils, in consultation with public transport operators. Considerable Government assistance is provided to the local authorities through rate support grant, and to the operators through new bus grant and fuel tax rebate.