MyTravelPass scheme - Statement from the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee

Published 10/01/2019   |   Last Updated 10/01/2019

The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Nick Ramsay AM, has issued the following statement following the publication of a Wales Audit Office report on the Welsh Government’s MyTravelPass scheme.

Mr Ramsay said:

“The Auditor General’s report sets out clearly the background to the Welsh Government’s decision-making about the MyTravelPass scheme which has provided discounted bus travel for 16 to 18 year olds.

“It raises important questions about the value for money of the £14.74 million expenditure on the scheme in the pilot period to March 2017 and it also highlights issues with the quality of the analysis and advice underpinning decisions about the scheme.

“While the scheme costs are now much lower, it is also clear that the scheme has not attracted the level of interest from young people that was first envisaged. This suggests that there are important lessons to learn for the marketing of the scheme as it is extended to cover 19 to 21 year olds.

“The Committee will be considering the Auditor General’s report in due course and may choose to take further evidence on its findings.”

The full report is available from the Wales Audit Office.