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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01267: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 6 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many and what percentage of bus routes are subsidised in each local authority.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 19 July 2016

The Scottish Government does not hold data on the number of routes subsidised. The Scottish Transport statistics do provide information on the levels of government spend on bus services. Table 2.9 gives figures for central and local government support for bus services between 2004-05 and 2014-15. Table 10.3 gives information on the net revenue expenditure on roads and transport by council and type. Table 10.5 provides the gross capital account expenditure on local authority roads and transport by council.

http://www.transport.gov.scot/sites/default/files/documents/rrd_reports/uploaded_reports/j415388/j415388.pdf

Public Transport support and other bus expenditure across local authority can be found in the Provisional Outturn & Budget Estimates 2014-15 Workbook

http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/ReturnPOBE/POBE2014Workbook