Bus Services: Subsidies

Treasury written question – answered on 29th November 2018.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide sufficient funding to local authorities to enable bus subsidies to return to their 2010 levels in real terms.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Government support for bus services has averaged £2.2 billion a year since 2010/11, which is 23 per cent more than the average yearly spend between 1996/97 and 2009/10 in real terms.

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