§ Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has yet approved the application from Devon county council for the designation of a trial area under the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.
§ Mr. Eyre
Yes. My right hon. Friend has approved the application from Devon county council for the designation as a trial area of an area comprising the districts of Mid-Devon and East Devon, together with a small area in central Exeter. When the necessary order comes into force bus services in the trial area will be able to run without road service licences. The trial area will continue for at least two years.