§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he expects to take to ensure that fares in public stage carriage bus services are no higher than providing a just return on invested capital(a) on 74W all routes and (b) where competition has been eliminated by an initial period of free travel or heavily subsidised fares. 
§ Mr. Norris
The setting of fares on bus services is a commercial decision for bus operators. We have no plans to interfere with this process.