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School Transport Costs

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his reply on 29 April, what was the loss in revenue to Castlereagh borough council consequent on the South-Eastern Education and Library Board's decision to have pupils of Lis-nasharragh primary school travel by bus to Dunhonald instead of walking to the to Dundonald instead of walking to the a saving of £14 per week by the board.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils of Lisnasharragh primary school formerly travelled by foot to Castlereagh borough council swimming pool; how many now travel by bus to Dundonald secondary school swimming pool; and what is the saving per pupil to the board of the change.

A maximum of 26 pupils now walk to Castlereagh borough council swimming pool for four ½ -hour swimming sessions each week. In the 1980–81 academic year, the school will have the use of the pool at Dundonald secondary school for 2½ hours in each of 12 weeks commencing in September 1980. No more than 26 pupils will use the pool at any one time. It is estimated that these arrangements will save over 13p per pupil per session.