HC Deb 14 February 1991 vol 185 c538W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements have been made to fund the London dial-a-ride service.

Mr. Freeman

I am pleased to announce that the grant to London dial-a-ride services for 1991–92 will be £10.015 million, an increase of over £1.7 million on 1990–91. It has been most encouraging to see the rapid expansion of the scheme in recent years and I am confident that this latest injection of cash will allow London Transport to increase the services still further in 1991–92 by an estimated 60,000 journeys—equivalent to an increase of 9 per cent.—and also to proceed with the first stages of their planned reorganisation.