Friday, 29 May 2009

Understatement of the day

An MPs' report explored the idea of giving free bus travel to all five to 19 year olds today.

The Government already spends £1bn on a scheme for older and disabled people while DfT estimates the new project could cost an extra £1.4bn.

Before recommending it they wrote:

"If the current statutory concession were extended to young people in full time education, well over half of all bus journeys in England would be made by people travelling for free. Such numbers of people travelling for free could distort the current bus market."

You don't say.

1 comment:

BigBossMan said...

Did the committee have a Labour majority by any chance?

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