Bus Fares (North-East Essex)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Stephen Swingler Mr Stephen Swingler , Newcastle-under-Lyme 12:00 am, 24th July 1968

Local authorities in Essex have appealed against an increase in the Eastern National bus company's fares, recently authorised by the Traffic Commissioners. My right hon. Friend will appoint an independent inspector to hold an inquiry and will decide the appeal in the light of his report. In the meantime I can make no comment on the merits of the case.