Bus Service Operators Grant

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 28th October 2010.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport 10:30 am, 28th October 2010

From 2012-13, the rate at which bus service operators grant is paid will be reduced by 20%. Our assessment is that this level of reduction will, overall, have a low impact on socially excluded groups. I spoke to the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK, which represents the bus industry, following the Chancellor's announcement on 20 October. It was hopeful that, in general, this reduction could be absorbed without fares having to rise.