§ 41. Mr. Whitney
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will encourage innovations in rural transport; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Fowler
Yes. The Government's response to the eighth report from the Select Committee on Nationalised Industries on innovations in rural bus services, published on 1 November, makes it clear that the Government intend to encourage innovations and improvements in rural transport. That is also one of the aims of the legislation on bus licensing which I shall be bringing forward in the near future.