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Bus Services: Concessions

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th January 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the funding allocation in respect of concessionary bus travel was to (a) Oxfordshire district councils for 2010-11 and (b) Oxfordshire county council for 2011-12.

Photo of Bob Neill Bob Neill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

Formula grant is an unhypothecated block grant, ie authorities are free to spend it on any service. For this reason, and due to the method of calculating formula grant, particularly floor damping, it is not possible to say how much grant has been provided for any particular service, including concessionary travel.

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