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BBC — [Phil Wilson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 15th July 2019.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Chair, Petitions Committee 4:30 pm, 15th July 2019

I will come in a moment to that very good point. Let us consider how else the Government have dealt with these issues. All people of pension age are entitled to a free bus pass, which was brought in by the Labour Government in 2001 and extended to cover the whole of England in 2008. The scheme is currently underfunded to the tune of about £652 million, because the Government keep reimbursing people based on 2005-06 fares. How long before it disappears?