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Free Travel Scheme

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make good the shortfall in council tax revenues to local authorities in implementing the free travel scheme for the elderly. (102729)

[holding answer 23 November 2006]: The Government have provided an extra £350 million in formula grant for concessionary bus fares for pensioners and disabled people in 2006-07. Decisions on the use of that money are for local authorities.