§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he expects to take to maintain or extend the current systems of integrated period ticketing covering both bus and rail services in Greater London:, what studies or reports he has commissioned or received. encouraging multi-mode journeys; and if he will direct London Regional Transport to retain this facility.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Fares structures and ticketing are matters for the operators concerned. No specific studies have been commissioned or received, but my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State discusses such matters with the chairmen of British Rail and London Regional Transport from time to time in the London Passenger Transport Group.