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Transport Grants

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if there has been any change or development in the Government's attitude towards local authority subsidies for public transport since the publication of the Joint Departmental Circular of 23rd December 1974; and if he will make a statement.

No. At a time when bus costs are rising rapidly, substantial fare increases are necessary if the growth in public expenditure is to be restrained.