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Concessionary Fares

Volume 774: debated on Monday 25 November 1968

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asked the Minister of Transport when he will bring in an order and regulations under the Transport Act 1968 permitting Luton County Borough Council to introduce a scheme of concessionary fares for elderly passengers using local bus services.

Under the Transport Act, 1968, Section 138 of which came into force on 18th November, all local authorities now have discretionary powers to arrange these concessions on the services of any bus undertaking except the London Transport Board, and to meet the cost from the rates. Similar powers for local authorities, in relation to the services at present provided by the London Transport Board, will be proposed in the forthcoming Bill dealing with the reorganisation of transport in London.