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Lrt (Concessionary Fares)

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, upon the abolition of the Greater London council, boroughs will act jointly or separately in agreeing with London Regional Transport the arrangements for concessionary fares for the elderly on London Regional Transport services.

The London Regional Transport Act 1984 empowers the London Boroughs acting either jointly or separtely to enter into arrangements with LRT for the provision of travel concessions for the elderly. If the arrangements proposed are not uniform, the statutory reserve scheme will be brought into effect. The London Boroughs Association is continuing in its efforts to achieve a voluntary uniform scheme to replace that presently administered by the GLC. The co-operation of the Association of London Authorities and its member authorities, which has so far been withheld, will be essential to the achievement of such a scheme.