Clause 4 - Power to exclude scheme services from registration requirements

Part of School Transport Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:15 pm on 11th November 2004.

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Photo of Charlotte Atkins Charlotte Atkins Assistant Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport 3:15 pm, 11th November 2004

We do not believe that this sort of service should require 56 days' notice, although parents will clearly have to be given notice.

It was asked why the Department for Transport has not considered the generality of the situation, rather than just the school travel schemes. The Department is preparing proposals by means of a regulatory reform order that will make this a change for school bus services in general rather than travel schemes alone. In the meantime, this clause is related only to school travel schemes, not to all school travel.