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Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide a table, giving at constant

Trends in real bus and rail fares*
Great Britain
Index 1972 = 100
Bus Operators‡
NBC, SBG and Private║111117116121121126130134137138
All bus operators102111110115115123124131130127
Department of Employment Retail Prices Index.
Department of Transport Stage Bus Fares Index.
* Fare indices deflated by the all-items retail prices index.
British Rail and London underground. Average fares per passenger-kilometre have moved differently to the fares index because of the greater use made of reduced rate tickets and travelcards.
‡ Stage bus services only.
║ As grouped in "Buses", Cmnd. 9300.