Bus Services: Concessions

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 22 June 2022.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review the eligibility criteria for disabled bus passes to ensure that people with autism can obtain such a pass.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government committed in the National Bus Strategy to review eligibility for the disabled pass and this will consider whether invisible disabilities, such as autism, should be included within the eligibility criteria.

In addition to the statutory minimum concession guaranteed under the 2000 Act, the Transport Act 1985 (as amended) ('the 1985 Act') gives local authorities outside London the power, at their discretion, to offer additional travel concessions to people in any of the categories defined in section 93(7) of that Act.

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