HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c900W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to restrict transport supplementary grants to those passenger transport executives which have not made arrangements for concessionary fare schemes.

Dr. Gilbert

No. Concessionary fares are the responsibility of the local authorities. Such expenditure does not qualify for Transport Supplementary Grant. The Government recognise that the extension or improvement of schemes or the introduction of new schemes is not possible in our present economic circumstances.