HC Deb 14 January 1985 vol 71 c48W
33. Mr. Stott

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what other countries have implemented a system of bus deregulation similar to that proposed in the buses White Paper.

Mr. David Mitchell

Several countries successfully allow substantial competition between bus operators, and some developed countries have recently liberated their licensing systems to a considerable degree. As far as I am aware, no country has abolished quantity regulation of local bus services in the precise way we propose.

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