HL Deb 16 October 2001 vol 627 c87WA
Lord Bradshaw

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the basis of their calculation that the extension of concessionary bus fares to young people up to the age of 19 years in full-time education will cost £180 million per annum. [HL706]

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

The estimated cost of extending concessionary bus travel to young adults up to age 19 in full-time education was based on the number of journeys this group of people would be likely to make. The revenue foregone by bus operators would in turn need to be reimbursed to local authorites by central government.