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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-06569: Mike Rumbles (North East Scotland)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 25 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on whether concessionary travel for people over 60 or with a disability should be (a) means tested, (b) a universal benefit, or (c) a national entitlement with a one-off fee.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 26 January 2017

In the coming months the Scottish Government will be consulting on ways in which to ensure the longer term sustainability of the Concessionary Travel Scheme, through initial engagement with stakeholders leading to a formal open and transparent public consultation later in the year.

I do not wish to pre-empt the conclusions of those discussions.