§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether West Sussex county council is among those local authorities referred to in the second paragraph of his statement of 18 January, Offical Report, c. 32; and what assistance is available to it from central Government for subsidising bus fares for the elderly and disabled.
§ Mr. David Howell
Yes. Expenditure on travel concessions for the elderly and disabled is part of the total of local authority expenditure which is grant aided by the rate support grant.258W