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Volume 738: debated on Tuesday 17 October 2023


Tuesday 17 October 2023

Presented Petition

Petition presented to the House but not read on the Floor

Home to school transport in Thrapston and surrounding villages

The petition of residents of the United Kingdom,

Declares that under North Northamptonshire’s current “Home to School Transport” policy, parents sending their children to Prince William School in Oundle may be required to pay for a substantial bus fare, which is currently free; further declares that parents in Thrapston and Islip have historically sent their children to Prince William School, a link which is appreciated and cherished by parents and schools alike; notes that the new policy will fund school buses for secondary school students to their nearest suitable school, rather than “linked” schools like the Prince William School.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to take immediate action to ensure that North Northamptonshire Council makes special arrangements outside their adopted policy to duplicate the current provision for home to school transport for Thrapston and Islip children.

And the petitioners remain, etc.