Bus Fares

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 26 October 2023.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 9:36, 26 October 2023

I would welcome an Adjournment debate on South Yorkshire buses, if Mr Betts were to put in for one.

I spoke to the Mayor of South Yorkshire just this week, and he said that the authority will need around £8 million next year to put back all the services that have been removed over the past few years. In our Network North allocation, it is getting £67.8 million next year. On top of that, he is getting another £3 million in BSIP funding next year. With all the extra cash this Government are providing, he should be able to provide exactly what the hon. Gentleman suggests. That is in addition to the “Get Around for £2” fare scheme, which will benefit any of his constituents who can use a bus.