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Bus Services: Grants

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid to bus operators through the Bus Service Operators Grant in each year since the grant was introduced. (130058)

Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) was introduced under the Transport Act 2000. It replaced the Fuel Duty Rebate scheme which had been in place since 1965.

The amount of BSOG paid by the Department to operators of local bus and community transport services since 2000 is as follows:

£ million (cash prices)

2000-01

301

2001-02

304

2002-03

317

2003-04

341

2004-05

359

2005-06

369

2006-07

1380

1 Estimated.