Concessions costs still rising
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NO NATIONAL scheme of concessionary fares — that was the message from the Department of Transport when John Horam, Transport Under Secretary, turned down a request during a short Commons debate last week, and he was equally firm when dealing with questions.
Mr Horam pointed out that £86 million a year was already being spent on concessionary fares, and by the early 1980s this would rise to £110 million.
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