§ David Taylor
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have to improve concessionary fare schemes for older people. 
§ Phil Hope
The Transport Act 2000 and the Travel Concessions (Eligibility) Act 2002 ensures that people aged 60 and over in England are entitled to a free bus pass allowing half-fare travel on local buses. Local authorities may provide more generous concessions if they choose, but we have no plans to require them to do so.