Identity Cards: Bus Services

Home Department written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service has given to the use of identity cards to indicate entitlement for free local bus travel for the over-60s.

Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Identity)

There are no current plans to use identity cards to indicate entitlement for free bus travel for the over-60s. However, an identity card is a convenient proof of age and could be used for the holder to prove that they qualify for age related services such as applying for a bus pass.

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