HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 cc2877-8
33. General Sir Georģe Jeffreys

asked the Minister of Education whether she will arrange for local education authorities to provide transport for children to attend private schools.

Mr. Pearson

My right hon. Friend is grateful to the hon. and gallant Member for giving her the opportunity of adding to what she said in reply to a supplementary question on 4th April. The general arrangements of an authority for the transport of children may, and if he Minister so directs in any particular case shall, include arrangements for pupils attending independent schools. Also outside these arrangements an authority may pay the reasonable travelling expenses of any particular pupil to such a school. Some guidance on this matter was given to local education authorities in the Memorandum and Circular, of which my right hon. Friend is sending the hon. and gallant Member copies.

Sir G. Jeffrey's

Is the hon. Member aware that this statement will give very great satisfaction and relieve a great many hard cases?.

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