HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c146W
Mr. McDonnell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what financial target has been set for the London Dial-a-ride service. [31450]

Ms Glenda Jackson

I have set a new financial target for the London Dial-a-ride service for achievement for the financial year 1998–99. The new target will be £10.50 per trip at current 1997–98 prices and will replace the previous target set in 1996.

The new target will be to allow the Dial-a-ride companies sufficient flexibility to provide a wider range of trips and ensure that the grant is spent in a way which improves services for users.