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School Transport

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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40.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when she will bring forward proposals for revising the present regulations governing the provision of school transport.

49.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will prepare measures for providing free travel for all schoolchildren; and if she will indicate the cost of such a proposal.

Without undertaking a detailed survey of all local education authorities and transport undertakings it is not possible to estimate the cost of such a measure. There is no doubt, however, that free travel for all schoolchildren would be very expensive to provide, and it is therefore impracticable in present circumstances.