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Concessionary Fares, London

Volume 174: debated on Tuesday 12 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of concessionary fare schemes in London.

The cost of concessionary travel in London is borne by the London boroughs. It must be for them to decide what form of concessionary travel scheme they want. However, if the boroughs cannot agree amongst themselves the terms of such a scheme, the statutory reserve free travel scheme in sections 51 and 52 of the London Regional Transport Act 1984 applies.