||<p>Statutory concessionary bus travel is a devolved matter with separate systems administered
in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. This response, therefore, refers only to
the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The ENCTS is a statutory
concession scheme which allows for free travel for older and disabled people on local
bus services anywhere in England, between 0930 and 2300 during weekdays and anytime
at weekends and bank holidays. In addition, local authorities are able to provide
non-statutory, discretionary concessions for specified groups of people, from their
own funds, in accordance with their local priorities, which the Government encourages.
In each of the years 2010/11 to 2013/14, nearly all of the 89 Travel Concessionary
Authorities outside London were offering some sort of discretionary travel concession
over and above the statutory minimum ENCTS, for example companion passes or extensions
to travel times. The statutory concession for London residents provides free travel
for pass holders on almost all public transport in London. Details of discretionary
enhancements across England can be found here -</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/259404/concessionary-travel-statistics-2012-13.pdf"
/> <p /> <p>(see in particular table BUS0841).</p><p /> <p> </p><p /> <p /> <p> </p><p>