§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to change the definition of the public interest in matters concerning bus stage operation licensing to include a statutory obligation towards those ratepayers who subsidise the bus operation.
§ Mrs. Chalker
As I said, in reply to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Keighley (Mr. Waller) on 14 February at column 115, we are having a thorough study made of bus licensing and hope to be able to make a full announcement in the early summer.