§ Mr. Watkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what provisions (a) the Forest of Dean district council, (b) Tewkesbury district council, (c) Cirencester city council, (d) Stroud district 75W council and (e) Cheltenham council are making for concessionary fare payments in 1979–80; and what were the figures for 1978–79.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The expenditure incurred by the local authorities on concessionary fares in 1978–79 at outturn prices is estimated to be as follows:
Forest of Dean district council £50,000 Tewkesbury district council £34,000 Cotswold district council £27,000 Stroud district council £40,000 Cheltenham borough council £50,000
The figures are derived from the financial rating statistics published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. Cirencester city council is taken to mean Cotswold district council.
There are no published estimates for 1979–80.