Freedom Pass

Sally Gathern made this Freedom of Information request to Kent County Council

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Dear Kent County Council,

Please could you provide me with figures to tell me how many young people have bought a freedom pass in the past five years? I'm interested to see if the rising cost has dampened demand.

Yours faithfully,

Sally Gathern.

Kent County Council

Dear Ms Gathern

 

Thank you for your email below.

 

Kent County Council acknowledges your request for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Assuming KCC holds this information, we
will endeavour to supply the data to you as soon as possible but no later
than 18^th May 2017 (20 working days from date of receipt).

 

We will advise you as soon as possible if we do not hold this information
or if there are exemptions to be considered and/or any costs for providing
the information. Please quote our reference - FOI/17/0711 - in any
communication regarding this particular request.

 

Best regards

 

Carly Wattle | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone 03000 417061 | Fax 03000 420303 | 
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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Kent County Council

Dear Ms Gathern

 

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act (FOIA) 2000, relating to the Kent Freedom Pass. I am
pleased to provide the response below:

 

Please could you provide me with figures to tell me how many young people
have bought a freedom pass in the last five years. I’m interested to see
if the rising cost has dampened demand. In providing this information, we
felt we should clarify the information given.

 

·         In 2012, the scheme changed to be the Young Person’s Travel Pass
and therefore the numbers provided relate to this scheme.

·         The scheme is administered in accordance with the academic year
which runs from September to end August and the figures therefore relate
to each respective scheme year.

·         The number of pass holders change constantly and therefore those
provided are for an appropriate point in respective scheme year and
provided to provide a reasonably reliable year on year comparison.

Pass Numbers are provided in the table below:

 

2012 / 13 27,680
2013 / 14 29,972
2014 / 15 25,064
2015 / 16 24,312
2016 / 17 24,968

 

If you are unhappy with this response, and believe KCC has not complied
with legislation, please ask for a review by following our complaints
process; details can be found at this link
[1]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
on our website. Please quote reference FOI/17/0711.

 

If you still remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you can
appeal to the Information Commissioner, who oversees compliance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Details of what you need to do, should
you wish to pursue this course of action, are available from the
Information Commissioner’s website [2]http://www.ico.org.uk/concerns.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Alex Corcoran | Information Access Officer | Information Resilience &
Transparency Team | Kent County Council | Room 2.71, Sessions House,
Maidstone, ME14 1XQ | Phone 03000 419707 | Fax 03000 420303 | 
[3]http://www.kent.gov.uk/about-the-council...
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