Travel: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 28th October 2019.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Independent, Luton South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of extending the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme to peak-time travel.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

No estimate has been made of the cost of extending the statutory English National Concessionary Travel Scheme to include pre-9.30am travel.

Concessionary travel legislation gives all local authorities in England the power to introduce local concessions in addition to their statutory obligations, including free or discounted travel before 9.30am.

This is the most commonly offered local concession – 69 of the 89 Travel Concession Authorities in England (outside London) offered free or discounted travel before 9.30am to pass holders in 2018/19.

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