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Question ref. S6W-06202
Asked by: Siobhian Brown, Ayr, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 4 February 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether free bus travel for under-22s will be extended to include school buses for children attending education.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 3 March 2022


Answer

Many school children use public bus services to get to and from school and will benefit from the u22s scheme. Other pupils who are eligible for free school transport and use dedicated school transport or public bus services will continue to travel to school for free. We are working closely with local authorities to understand impact of the scheme on school transport and this will inform our planned review of the scheme after its first full year of operation.