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Passenger Transport Authorities

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2006, Official Report, column 1269W, on passenger transport authorities, if he will provide the details of each of the applications he is considering. (113927)

60 appeals were lodged with the Secretary of State against the reimbursement arrangements set up by the travel concession authority in respect of concessionary travel schemes introduced on 1 April 2006. Determinations have been made for 16 of these, and 15 appeals were withdrawn. Subsequently, a further three appeals have been made following variations to local schemes during the 2006-07 financial year.

It would not be appropriate to give full details of each of the applications while they are under consideration. However, for those where a decision is pending, a list of the schemes appealed against, and the applicants for each, are listed in the following table:

Scheme

Operator

Bristol area Diamond Travelcard Scheme

First Bristol jointly with First Somerset and Avon

Centra Passenger Transport Executive (PTE)

Birmingham Coach Company

Centra PTE

Midland Red South

Centra PTE

West Midlands Travel

Devon Countywide

First Devon and Cornwall

Devon Countywide

Stagecoach Devon

Dorset Countywide

Stagecoach Devon

East Sussex (Sussex Countywide)

Stagecoach South

Greater Manchester PTE

First Manchester

Greater Manchester PTE

GM Buses Ltd

Greater Manchester PTE

Green Triangle Buses

Greater Manchester PTE

Stagecoach Manchester

Greater Manchester PTE

Stagecoach North West

Greater Manchester PTE

Vales Coaches

Gloucestershire Countywide

Red and White Services Ltd

Gloucestershire Countywide

Stagecoach West

Hampshire Countywide

First Hampshire and Dorset

Hampshire Countywide

Wilts and Dorset Bus

Harrogate (for York UA)

First York

Merseytravel

First PMT

Norfolk Countywide

Anglian Bus

Norfolk Countywide

First Eastern Counties

Norfolk Countywide

Norfolk Green

Redditch Borough

First Midland Red

Suffolk Countywide

Anglian Bus

Suffolk Countywide

First Eastern Counties

South Yorkshire PTE

First South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire PTE

Yorkshire Traction with Yorkshire Terrier and Barnsley and District

West Yorkshire PTE

First West Yorkshire jointly with First Manchester and First South Yorkshire

Appeals from October 2006 (deferred pending further local negotiations)

Oxford City Council

Oxford Bus Company

Oxford City Council

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire

Appeals from January 2007 (the validity of this appeal is being assessed)

Bristol area Diamond Travelcard Scheme

First Bristol Ltd jointly with First Somerset and Avon Ltd