Free Travel for Under 16's

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2006-12-06
Session date: 
December 6, 2006
Reference: 
2006/0421
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Question

How many free travel concessions have been withdrawn from under 16's since the introduction of free bus travel due to criminal or anti-social behaviour?

Answer

Answer for Free Travel for Under 16's

Answer for Free Travel for Under 16's

Answered By: 
Peter Hendy (Commissioner, Transport for London)

Since the introduction of the scheme in September 2005, a total of 2087 passes have been withdrawn. Of this, 7 have been withdrawn solely for anti-social behaviour. The majority have been withdrawn for non-registration within the scheme or for tampering with the card. These have been detected and withdrawn by Revenue Protection Inspectors.

The Data Sharing Protocol between MPS and TfL has been in force since September 2006, and it is anticipated that this will assist with further detection and withdrawal of passes from those behaving anti-socially on London's buses.