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Bus Services (Concessionary Fares)

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether he will have talks with the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company with the object of encouraging Ulsterbus and Citybus to provide concessionary fares for young people of compulsory school attendance age, in view of the fact that the upper limit of school attendance has now been increased to 16 years;(2) whether he will have talks with the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company with the object of encouraging Ulsterbus to provide concessionary fares for retirement pensioners and registered disabled persons.

Future policy on concessionary fares is under consideration and has been discussed with the Northern Ireland Transport Holding Company.