HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 cc325-6
76. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Education if it is on his instructions that the Berkshire Education Authority is effecting a general curtailment of transport for school children; and if some discretion can be allowed to the authority where, for distances over two miles, main road traffic creates dangers for children, or where the direct walking route is unsuitable in bad weather.

Mr. Tomlinson

As regards the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to paragraph 9 of Circular 210, of which I am sending him a copy. The answer to the second part is "Yes."

Mr. Hurd

Does that allow the local education authority, where there is a main road which is dangerous and which children have to traverse for, say, two miles, to provide transport if there is no footpath?

Mr. Tomlinson

Provided the local authority consider it to be dangerous. they can make provision.