HC Deb 28 February 1978 vol 945 cc138-9W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what would be the estimated cost to the national Exchequer if central Government were to subsidise a concessionary fare scheme on bus services to retirement pensioners throughout the United Kingdom allowing them to travel at one-half full fare.

Mr. William Rodgers

The cost to public funds would be about £90 million a year in England and Wales. I do not have similar information for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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