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Transport Subsidies

Volume 884: debated on Wednesday 22 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much are the central Government spending on subsidies to public transport in Wales.

Over £8 million in the current financial year, excluding any contribution through rate support grant.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what local authorities in Wales are spending money to subsidise public transport; and how much is being spent.

It is for local authorities themselves to decide whether and to what extent public transport is subsidised. I understand that each of the new county councils is supporting bus services in its area and that in all some £1·3 million will be spent in this way in the current financial year. Some district councils may also be contributing.