Bus Services: Grants

Transport written question – answered on 6th March 2008.

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Photo of Lynda Waltho Lynda Waltho PPS (Rt Hon David Hanson, Minister of State), Ministry of Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much bus service operators grant was paid to community transport organisations in each year since 2002.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (Yorkshire and the Humber), Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The amount of Bus Operators Grant (BSOG) paid by the Department to community transport organisations operating services under section 19 of the Transport Act 1985 has been as follows:

2002-03 663,724
2003-04 2,807,432
2004-05 4,518,738
2005-06 4,343,320
2006-07 5,240,332

In addition a number of community transport bodies receive BSOG for the operation of local bus services under section 22 of the Transport Act 1985 but a separate record is not kept of the payments to these services.

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