HC Deb 21 March 1979 vol 964 cc620-1W
Mr. Dunnett

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will detail for each local authority in England the availability of concessionary fares, giving the categories of persons eligible, the kind and value of the concession, and any geographical and time restrictions on their use.

Mr. William Rodgers

Information about the concessions available for elderly people was obtained in a survey of local authorities carried out last August and a report on this survey is now being prepared. As soon as it is available I shall send a copy to my hon. Friend.

I am afraid the information available in the Department about schemes for blind and disabled people, and for children, is far less comprehensive. Such information as is available is summarised in section 3 of a report on a survey of concessionary bus fares for the elderly, blind and disabled in England and Wales carried out in 1976—local transport note 1/77—a copy of which I am sending to my hon. Friend.