HC Deb 10 July 1996 vol 281 c204W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to prevent the creation of private sector regional bus monopolies. [36038]

Mr. Norris

The Government believe that concentration in the bus industry is properly regulated through the general competition law regime, principally merger control. Mergers are considered on their merits by the competition authorities to determine whether there are competition issues that should be addressed.