HC Deb 30 March 1999 vol 328 c585W
Mr. Pollard

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will extend fuel duty rebate to coach operators who operate contracted school bus services. [79402]

Ms Glenda Jackson

I have at present no plans to change the eligibility arrangements for fuel duty rebate. Bus services which only take pupils to or from school are not eligible for rebate. However, bus services provided or secured by a local education authority are eligible for rebate if they are registered with the Traffic Commissioner as a local bus service, and if they are normally available to, and are used by, members of the general public.