HC Deb 13 November 2003 vol 413 c454W
David Taylor

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have to improve concessionary fare schemes for older people. [137445]

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.

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