HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 c2086
65. Dr. DAVIES

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that rural areas having to provide transport for school children suffer a disadvantage when compared with urban areas which have no transport to provide; that the fact that in these rural areas the transport service will rank for grant in the usual way still means an increased expenditure for these areas and thus places them in a less advantageous position than the urban areas; and will he see that the whole cost of such transport is defrayed by the State?


I am not at present satisfied that the percentage rate of grant in respect of this expenditure should be increased.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these rural areas are very concerned about the additional expense which will be thrown upon them, and think that they have been unfairly treated as compared with urban areas?


I am considering this question, and representations have been made to me on the subject.

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