Date lodged: 12 October 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it contacted seniors forums as part of its Consultation on Free Bus Travel for Older and Disabled People and Modern Apprentices and, if so, how many.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 November 2017
Scottish Government held extensive discussions with stakeholders in the lead up to the publication of the consultation on Free Bus Travel for Older and Disabled People and Modern Apprentices on 25 August this year.
Officials met various groups including Age Scotland, the Scottish Seniors Alliance, the Scottish Pensioners Forum and the Scottish Older People’s Assembly. In addition, officials met representatives from various branches of Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) to discuss the proposed consultation.