HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c533W
Mr. Snape

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements will be made in passenger transport executive areas for the continuation of financial support to section 20 rail services in the event that one or more district councils secede from the joint board arrangements.

Mr. David Mitchell

The arrangements would depend on the circumstances of the individual case. The Local Government Bill recognises this by providing for secession to be approved on the basis either that a district council would remain a member of the Passenger Transport Authority for certain services such as section 20 agreements, whilst taking over responsibility for public transport in other fields, or that it would secede for all purposes.