HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c259W
Mr. John

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many local authorities offer concessionary fares on public transport to pensioners; what proportion of the population these cover; and how many of these schemes are restricted to pensioners living in the local authority area in question.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Concessionary fare schemes are for individual local authorities to decide in the context of the resources they have available and their judgment of the most effective way of meeting the needs of old people in their area. The Department does not collect details.