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Public Transport (Incentives)

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what incentives are available to encourage members of her staff to use public transport for travelling to and from work. (75100)

The Department for Constitutional Affairs offers interest free loans for the purchase of season tickets for travel to work by public transport and for bicycles (including safety equipment) which are available to all employees that have at least 2 months service. These advances are repayable in equal monthly instalments within the life of the ticket or over a maximum of 12 months for the purchase of the bicycle.

The Department also offers:

reimbursement of a Young Persons Railcard for employees under the age of 24.

reimbursement of standard public transport fares for new entrants under the age of 21 taking up an initial appointment who have to live away from home because of their workplace.

three free journeys by public transport to the parental home each year for single employees under 21, who are appointed or transferred from a post where they lived with their parents to a post beyond reasonable travelling distance and who live in lodgings.