HC Deb 13 February 1976 vol 905 c445W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the individual amounts provided for the county of Derbyshire 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 shortfall.

Mr. Marks

The total expenditure accepted for transport supplementary grant purposes for Derbyshire for 1976–77 is £10.5 million, equivalent to £11.8 per head, compared with a national average of £16 per head. Of this, £0.8 million was for bus revenue support, equivalent to £0.9 per head compared with a national average of £1.85 per head. All these figures are at November 1974 prices. The Government's policy on bus revenue support is set out in Circular 125/75 issued by my Department.