School Transport

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th December 1972.

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Photo of Mr Norman St John-Stevas Mr Norman St John-Stevas , Chelmsford 12:00 am, 14th December 1972

I have seen the correspondence to which my hon. Friend referred between himself and my noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State. It has been explained to my hon. Friend that there is no obligation on the local education authority to provide transport or to pay fares for a pupil living less than the statutory walking distance from the school at which he is registered, but if there are special cases of hardship I shall certainly be willing to consult the local authority on the matter.