In your reply to 596/2012 you attempted to blame the Labour Government for raising the qualification age for the Freedom Pass. The Government decision was however about the national concessionary travel scheme. The London scheme is a separate entity which offers concessions above and beyond those of the national scheme. When London Councils resolved in March 2010 to follow the Government's criteria you could have made representations that this not be applied in London. Why did you not choose to do this then but instead announced a reversal, two years later, at a Mayoral hustings meeting?