§ Mr. Chope
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any information about savings effected in Hampshire as a result of the Transport Act and the effect this has had on the bus network; and if he will make a statement.402W
§ Mr. David Mitchell
I understand that Hampshire county council does not expect to complete the tendering procedures for subsidised bus services until August. The county council's policy is to seek to maintain services at broadly their present level.