§ 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 139W have similar information for Scotland and Northern Ireland.