§ 21. Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information for potential operators he has published about the Transport Act 1985.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The Department has published a series of leaflets containing information on various aspects of the Transport Act 1985 and several of these have been for potential bus operators. In addition I am about to publish a further leaflet and booklet with details of how to start in the bus industry. Copies of all these publications can be obtained from traffic area offices or the Department of Transport, 2 Marsham street, London SW1. I have sent copies to all hon. Members. It is important to make widely known the opportunities provided by the Act to enter an industry which has been over-regulated for far too long.