§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in the light of the failure by the London boroughs to reach an agreement on the scheme, he will now take steps to guarantee the future of the Greater London council taxicard service.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
No. My understanding is that the London boroughs, through the London co-ordinating committee, are continuing to work towards an agreement. We have repeatedly made clear the Government's view that the funding of concessionary travel, including Taxicard, is a matter for the local authorities.