asked Her Majesty's Government:
When they anticipate that the appeals by bus operators about reimbursement for the concessionary fares scheme which have been outstanding since April 2007 will be decided.
We expect that decisions will be taken on the majority of the outstanding appeals by the end of January.
There were 102 appeals by bus operators about reimbursement arrangements in 2007-08, of which 21 were later withdrawn. Of the 81 appeals remaining, not all contained sufficient information for a decision to be taken. As of