§ 24. Mr. MATHERS
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the dissatisfaction among the parents of over 40 children of school age in the hamlet of Roman Camp, Uphall, West Lothian, on account of the inability of the county council to arrange for the conveyance of the children to schools at Broxburn; and whether, in view of the dangers to children presented by railway, canal, and fast-moving traffic on the Edinburgh-Glasgow road, he will give the case special consideration and arrange for the required conveyance being provided?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Elliot)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The provision of conveyance to enable children to attend school is a matter for the education authority to consider with due regard to the statutory conditions. I have however obtained from His Majesty's inspector a special report on 1815 the roads in question and I am sending the hon. Member a copy of it. I am also in communication with the education authority and will inform the hon. Member in due course of the result of my further inquiries.
§ Mr. MATHERS
Recognising the statutory limitation of three miles, is there any prospect of a reduction in that distance being arranged?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I have said that I am making inquiries of the education authority, and in due course I will inform the hon. Member of the results of my inquiries.