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Bus Fares (West Yorkshire)

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to receive the report of the traffic Commissioners inquiring into the proposed increases in bus fares in the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County area; and if he will make a statement.

The traffic commissioners are an independent body who will consider this application and publish their decision in due course. My responsibility is to consider any appeal arising from that decision. In the absence of an appeal there is no report on the case to the Secretary of State.