HC Deb 29 October 1999 vol 336 c998W
Mr. Hilary Benn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what would be the estimated cost of extending the current rebate on fuel duty to community transport schemes. [96170]

Mr. Hill

The term "community transport" covers a wide range of different services and organisations. The cost of extending the scope of the Fuel Duty Rebate scheme would depend on the precise definition of eligibility adopted.

Changes to the scope of the scheme will shortly be considered by the Commission for Integrated Transport as part of its study of value for money for public support for bus services.