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Pensioners (Travel Concessions)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received concerning an extension of the current bus concessionary travel fare scheme for retirement pensioners to enable them to use their tokens to purchase petrol in rural areas where bus services are infrequent or non-existent.

Some letters forwarded by the hon. Member for Banff (Mr. Watt) over the past 12 months. The form and scope of concessionary fares schemes, or any alternative arrangement, are matters for the regional councils.