HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 c445W
17. Mr. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what encouragment is being given to private bus operators to apply to run new services, now that the Transport Act has come into effect.

Mr. Fowler

The Act itself encourages the provision of new services. The development over the past three months of new cheap express services shows that private operators are already taking advantage of these new opportunities.