HC Deb 05 November 1980 vol 991 c592W
Mr. Colin Shepherd

asked the Minister of Transport when the provisions of the Transport Act relating to rural bus services will come into effect.

Mr. Fowler

Most of the reforms of the bus licensing system took effect on 6 October. The way is now open for a range of new services to develop in rural areas and I am much encouraged by the enthusiasm already being shown.