§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will state the timetable he now envisages for the privatisation of London Buses Ltd. and deregulation of buses in London, respectively; and what steps he is taking to ensure the continuity of major existing bus routes prior to and after the implementation of each of these measures.
§ Mr. Portillo
We intend to deregulate bus services in London in the early 1990s. No timetable has been set. Detailed proposals will be brought forward in due course.