HC Deb 10 June 1999 vol 332 cc373-4W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if it is his policy that all underspend on the Rural Bus Services Grant for 1998-99 will be added to moneys available to improve rural bus services in 1999–2000. [85658]

Ms Glenda Jackson

[holding answer 8 June 1999]The 1998–99 underspend on the grant has been added to the sum available for allocation to local authority schemes successful in the rural bus challenge competition, as was reflected in the total amount of challenge awards announced on 16 December.