HL Deb 14 December 1999 vol 608 c26WA
Baroness Castle of Blackburn

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many privatised rail companies are still offering Apex concessionary fares and how many have reduced the number offered or altered the terms on which they may be obtained. [HL244]

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

Apex fares and other concessionary fares are not regulated by the Franchise Director and are offered by train operating companies at their discretion. We do not maintain records of all unregulated fares which are on offer, but I understand that some train operators have reduced the number of concessions offered because of increased demand for services.