§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the benefits of the introduction of reward cards to users of public transport. 
§ Mr. McNulty
The introduction of reward or loyalty cards is a commercial matter for public service operators and the Department has made no direct assessment of their benefits. But the Department will continue to encourage all public transport operators to explore new approaches with the potential to increase patronage and provide benefits to passengers.