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Bus Services: Concessions

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to abolish the Bus Service Operators Grant; and if she will make a statement. (171672)

[holding answer 5 December 2007]: As stated in our bus policy document “Putting Passengers First” published last December we are considering with stakeholders whether changes to bus subsidies, including Bus Service Operators Grant, would increase their contribution to our objectives on the environment, congestion and accessibility. This work is ongoing and no decisions have yet been taken. We hope to make announcements on any changes next spring.