HL Deb 24 February 1998 vol 586 c84WA
Lord Carmichael of Kelvingrove

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What financial target has been set for the London Dial-a-Ride service. [HL772]

Baroness Hayman

We 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 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.