§ Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Wyre Forest (Mr. Lock) of 20 January 1998,Official Report, column 462, what action he proposes to take following receipt of advice from Counsel in respect of the Statement of Claim brought by the Trustee of the Bus Employees Superannuation Trust against his Department; when he proposes to take action; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
After consideration by Ministers of the advice received from Counsel, and all the relevant background, my Department will be responding to the Statement of Claim in the near future.295W
This is consistent with our hope that all outstanding legal matters concerning the former National Bus Company pension funds are satisfactorily resolved as soon as possible.