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Student Fares

Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, as the British Railways Board follows the advice of her Department, what criteria are followed in informing the British Railways Board of those educational establishments which are eligible for inclusion in the reduced-rate travel facility and the railcard scheme for students; and why bona fide students are excluded from this benefit.

It is for the British Railways Board to decide which educational establishment and what cate- more than 10 pupils, and (b) the average size of class in each of the three types of school.

The information as at January 1976 is as follows:gories of students are included in its reduced-rate travel scheme. My Department does not advise the Board on this; its involvement is limited to supplying to the Board on request information about the status of educational establishments.