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Buses: Concessions

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) over-60 year olds and (b) disabled people resident in Tamworth constituency made use of free off-peak bus travel in the latest period for which figures are available. (309656)

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

Tamworth is part of the Staffordshire county concessionary travel scheme. The last information held by the Department was that as of 17 April 2009, the Staffordshire county scheme had issued 125,787 of the new smartcard concessionary passes. This includes passes issued to disabled people as well as those aged 60 and over as the Department does not have a breakdown of figures.