HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c40W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress to date in bus deregulation in south-east Hampshire.

Mr. David Mitchell

Local bus operators and Hampshire county council have worked hard on the transition to deregulation. As with any major change there have been teething problems, but I have no doubt that these will be resolved, and, in the longer term, competition will produce benefits for the public.