Mr. Robert Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in theOfficial Report the estimated cost of providing free bus travel for pensioners in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Portillo
Total local authority expenditure on all travel concessions for pensioners, disabled persons and children in 1989–90 is estimated at £350 million. No information is available on how much of this expenditure is on free bus travel for pensioners.