HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c1356
1. Squadron-Leader Sir Gifford Fox

asked the Minister of Education why a child living at Hardwick has to cycle to school at Fringford, Oxfordshire, while children living nearer the school are provided with an omnibus service.

The Minister of Education (Miss Ellen Wilkinson)

Hardwick is not on the route of the nearest school bus service and owing to the isolated position of the village, the cost of diverting the bus through Hardwick would be considerable. The Local Education Authority do not consider that this cost should be incurred to provide motor transport for one child only.