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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-10307

Asked by: Mark Ruskell, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Green Party
Date lodged: 15 August 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09016 by Jenny Gilruth on 23 June 2022, whether it will provide updated figures on how many young people have now 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 20 September 2022


Answer

The following table shows the number of cardholders under the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme as of the end of the day on 12 September 2022, broken down to local authority level.

This data is 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. The table includes travel products collected from the Transport Scot Pass Collect mobile application.

Local Authority

Cardholders

Aberdeen City

21,431

Aberdeenshire

24,031

Angus Council

7,120

Argyll & Bute

5,589

City of Edinburgh

58,777

Clackmannanshire

2,780

Comhairie nan Eilean Siar

1,382

Dumfries and Galloway

8,739

Dundee City

17,282

East Ayrshire

14,084

East Dunbartonshire

8,340

East Lothian

11,226

East Renfrewshire

8,723

Falkirk

9,054

Fife

41,233

Glasgow City

52,152

Highland

13,341

Inverclyde

10,775

Midlothian

8,507

Moray

6,996

North Ayrshire

15,812

North Lanarkshire

27,591

Orkney Islands

1,288

Perth & Kinross

12,039

Renfrewshire

17,193

Scottish Borders

9,087

Shetland Islands

2,487

South Ayrshire

6,492

South Lanarkshire

28,143

Stirling

6,612

West Dunbartonshire

9,638

West Lothian

15,987

Total

483,931