HC Deb 30 November 2001 vol 375 c1159W
Ann Keen

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans he has to provide for the subsidisation of public transport use for ME sufferers. [18830]

Ms Keeble

The Transport Act 2000 guarantees that disabled people are entitled to at least half fares or better on local bus services, with a free bus pass. In addition the Transport Act 1985 (outside London) and the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (London) give local authorities the discretion to provide concessionary travel for their resident disabled people on public transport services.

The provisions in all three Acts extend the concessions to a wide range of disabled people. It is for local authorities to decide whether a person is eligible for concessionary travel given the definitions of the Acts.

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