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Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to provide free public road transport for pensioners at off-peak periods of the day.

I am greatly in favour of schemes to enable pensioners and other appropriate groups to make best use of public transport. They are a local responsibility, but I shall shortly be advising authorities with modest schemes or no schemes at all how they can work towards fairer arrangements.