Freedom Passes for disabled people

Meeting: 
MQT on 2003-01-22
Session date: 
January 22, 2003
Reference: 
2003/0444
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Would you oppose the removal of the use of Freedom Passes for blind and partially sighted people during the morning period before 9am? I understand that this proposal has been put forward because there was a complaint to the Disability Rights Commission that the current difference in entitlement between blind and partially sighted people and other disabled people is allegedly discriminatory.

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Answer

Answer for Freedom Passes for disabled people

Answer for Freedom Passes for disabled people

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The availability of Freedom Passes is primarily a matter for the London Boroughs who fund the scheme. I can, however, confirm that from 1 April 2003 the availability of Freedom Passes held by disabled people will be extended to include the morning period before 9am, thus bringing the availability of Passes held by blind and disabled people into line. This change was made at the request of the Boroughs, who will meet the costs. .