§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the operation of buses in north-west Sussex, following deregulation.
§ Mr. Portillo
[holding answer 15 January 1990]The Department has no detailed records of bus services in north-west Sussex. The operation of services is a matter for operators and local authorities. In West Sussex as a whole, bus mileage has increased whilst the county council has been able to reduce spending on bus support from some £1.5 million before deregulation to £610,000 for 1989–90.