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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-09567
Asked by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 1 July 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide updated figures on how many young people to date have received a free bus pass through the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel scheme, broken down by local authority, based on the latest information available.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 28 July 2022


Answer

The following table shows the number of valid card holders in the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme as of close of business 11 July 2022, analysed by local authority. This information is based on live data as of 11 July 2022 and will exclude those who have turned 22 since the launch of the scheme.

This information was supplied by the National Entitlement Card Programme Office (NECPO). NECPO support the 32 local authorities by assisting with the integration of various national and local public services on the National Entitlement Card (NEC) and are the joint controller with local authorities of this data.

Aberdeen City

17,844

Aberdeenshire

20,694

Angus Council

5,760

Argyll & Bute

4,752

City of Edinburgh

51,068

Clackmanmanshire

2,317

Comhairie nan Eilean Siar

1,199

Dumfries and Galloway

7,553

Dundee City

16,033

East Ayrshire

13,149

East Dunbartonshire

6,335

East Lothian

9,816

East Renfrewshire

6,915

Falkirk

7,372

Fife

30,663

Glasgow City

45,225

Highland

11,290

Inverclyde

10,494

Midlothian

7,318

Moray

6,134

North Ayrshire

14,813

North Lanarkshire

24,204

Orkney Islands

1,042

Perth & Kinross

10,364

Renfrewshire

15,485

Scottish Borders

7,979

Shetland Islands

2,145

South Ayrshire

5,179

South Lanarkshire

23,119

Stirling

5,413

West Dunbartonshire

9,098

West Lothian

13,137

Total

413,909