HC Deb 02 February 1987 vol 109 cc522-3W
31. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what means are available to his Department to monitor the effects of bus deregulation in rural areas.

Mr. David Mitchell

My Department, together with the Scottish and Welsh Offices, is financing a programme of research into bus deregulation which is being carried out by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory with the support of consultants, and include studies of the effect on rural areas.