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Bus Services: Concessions

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire have received free bus travel under the national concessionary bus fares scheme. (294759)

The Department for Transport is not responsible for issuing passes and so does not maintain records of how many passes individual authorities have issued.

North East Derbyshire is part of the Derbyshire County concessionary travel scheme. The last information held by the Department was that as of 17 April 2009, the Derbyshire County scheme had issued 227,472 of the new smartcard concessionary passes. This includes passes issued to disabled people as well as those aged 60 and over.