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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09590: Mary Fee (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5O-01047 by Humza Yousaf on 31 May 2017, whether it plans to change the criteria for new bus pass applications for people over 60.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 15 June 2017

In the coming weeks the Scottish Government will be consulting on ways in which to ensure the longer term sustainability of the Concessionary Travel Scheme. This follows substantial engagement with stakeholders.

This will be an open and transparent public consultation which will ask the people of Scotland how best to ensure that the bus pass is sustainable in the long term. The Consultation will also seek their views on our proposal to introduce free bus travel for Modern Apprentices.

I do not wish to pre-empt the consultation and will not be drawn on possible outcomes.