The seventh edition of this popular annual examines the state-owned fleets that provided a large proportion of scheduled bus and coach services across the United Kingdom until most were privatized between 1986 and 1994. The regional subsidiaries of the National Bus Company covered most of England and Wales, complemented by the Scottish Bus Group and — for much of the period — London Transport. Most were businesses taken into state ownership soon after World War Two. But the publication also looks at Northern Ireland, where most buses remain in state ownership and have been since 1935. The title is generously illustrated, mainly in color and includes authoritative articles by people who worked for state-owned companies in various parts of the country.