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Buses (Rural Areas)

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, for rate support grant purposes in the year 1975–76, what allocation of transport supplementary grants for rural bus services has been made; and how this compares with Government expenditure in the year 1974–75 under Section 34 of the Transport Act 1968.

No specific allocation of transport supplementary grant has been made for rural bus services. Within its overall allocation each county received supplementary grant for 1975–76 on the basis of its own estimate of revenue support contributions in 1974–75, which included Section 34 payments, plus a 20 per cent. margin.