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Funding For Off-Peak Concessionary Fare Scheme

EDM number 950 in 2005-06, proposed by Anne Main on 03/11/2005.

That this House notes the Government's announcement in the 2005 Budget of the introduction of the off-peak concessionary bus fare scheme from April 2006, which allows free travel to those over 60 years old or registered disabled within a particular geographical district, but remains extremely concerned that the £350 million identified for the funding of the project will be insufficient to cater for a substantial increase in the uptake and usage of bus passes; further notes that within areas such as Hertfordshire, and other similar communities where there is no one dominant town, the withdrawal of half-price travel to neighbouring districts, and restricting passes to a single district, will have substantial negative impact for many; and calls on the Government to ensure that the funding for each district has been specially identified before implementation in order to ensure that council tax calculations are not affected.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Anne Main03/11/2005St AlbansConservativeProposed
Grant Shapps03/11/2005Welwyn HatfieldConservativeSeconded
Oliver Heald03/11/2005North East HertfordshireConservativeSeconded
Michael Penning03/11/2005Hemel HempsteadConservativeSeconded
Peter Lilley03/11/2005Hitchin and HarpendenConservativeSeconded
Charles Walker03/11/2005BroxbourneConservativeSeconded
Gregory Campbell07/11/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley07/11/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton07/11/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Iris Robinson08/11/2005StrangfordDUPSigned
Derek Conway08/11/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned
William McCrea09/11/2005South AntrimDUPSigned
Malcolm Moss09/11/2005North East CambridgeshireConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds09/11/2005Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Mike Hancock09/11/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Spink10/11/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
Brian Binley10/11/2005Northampton SouthConservativeSigned
Albert Owen15/11/2005Ynys MLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell16/11/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned

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