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Volume 939: debated on Friday 25 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislation to enable all children in full-time education to travel half-price irrespective of age; and if he will make a statement.

I have much sympathy for the idea of half fares on public transpor for children in full-time education, but this is not a matter for legislation. Individual operators must make their own decisions about whether and how they can provide for this in the light of the consequences for revenue and the higher fares that adult passengers would need to pay.