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Disabled Bus Passengers

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to extend free bus travel to disabled people; and if he will make a statement. (108153)

From April this year, older and disabled people have been guaranteed free off-peak local bus travel within their local authority area. From April 2008, this will be extended further allowing free off-peak local bus travel anywhere in England.

Free concessionary bus travel schemes for older and disabled people already exist in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.