HC Deb 26 October 1954 vol 531 cc1749-50
25. Mr. Pryde

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total amount of money spent in 1953 on the transport of school children in the County of Midlothian.

Mr. Henderson Stewart

The amount in the year ended 15th May, 1954, was £15,936.

Mr. Pryde

Does not that indicate to the Joint Under-Secretary that it is more economical to build the necessary local schools?

Mr. Stewart

No expenditure was incurred in transporting pupils because of local shortages of school accommodation in that area.

Mr. Pryde

For instance, Penicuick and Dalkeith?