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Concessionary Bus Fare Schemes

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he will lift restrictions on the introduction of new concessionary bus fares schemes, such as the Tendring District Council has recently introduced.

The White Paper on Transport Policy (Cmnd. 6836) announced my intention to withdraw the advice that local authorities should not introduce new or improved concessionary schemes. I hope to be in a position to issue a circular on this subject to local authorities early in 1978.