§ 35. Mr. Raphael Tuck
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with local authorities about increased support for the bus services in shire counties.
§ Mr. Horam:
In all our contacts with county councils we stress the importance of their considering public transport needs and providing adequate revenue support. This year's transport policy and programmes show that revenue support for buses in the English shire counties will be £41½ million in 1979–80, an increase of £8 million or nearly 25 per cent, on expenditure this year.