HC Deb 02 March 1987 vol 111 cc506-7W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will tabulate in the Official Report for each of the bus districts of London Regional Transport, information available to him on the passenger mileage travelled and bus mileage run for each of the years 1984, 1985 and 1986, respectively, showing separately the figures for routes run by (i) London Buses on its own behalf, (ii) London Buses as contractor for London Regional Transport and (iii) other contractors, respectively, together with totals, and totals for the London Regional Transport area.

Mr. David Mitchell

The information is not available in the form requested. Since many bus journeys and bus routes are not exclusive to any one of the six operating districts which make up London Regional Transport's subsidiary, London Buses, it would not be practicable to disaggregate total mileages. Information is available as follows:

Passenger miles
1984–85 1985–86 11986–87
London buses total2 2,620 2,580 2,550
LRT tendered total 20 150
Total LRT area 2,620 2,600 2,700
1 Forecast.
2 Excluding LRT

Bus miles
1984–85 1985–86 1986–87
All London Buses' Greater London local services except LRT tendered 160 155 146
London Buses' Greater London local services tendered by LRT 1 5
Other operators' Greater London local services tendered by LRT 1 5
Total Greater London local services under direct LRT control 160 157 156
London Buses' out-county and commercial 6 6 4
Other operators out-county under LRT tenders 1
Total LRT and London Buses 166 163 161
Other operators with services in Greater London under LRT agreement
—supported 6 6 4
—unsupported 3 3 3
Total Greater London local services 169 167 164