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Buses: Concessions

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people in Halifax are estimated to be eligible for the national concessionary bus fares scheme. (310461)

The Department for Transport does not hold information about the number of people eligible for a bus pass, that is persons aged 60 or over and eligible disabled people, at the level requested. West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (Metro) administers the concessionary travel scheme that includes Calderdale council and Halifax. Population estimates from the Office for National Statistics show that in mid 2008 there were 43,400 people resident in the Calderdale council area aged 60 or over. There is no information on the number of disabled people resident in the area.