HC Deb 27 March 1945 vol 409 cc1320-1W
Sir H. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the expenditure of the Moray and Nairn education authority in providing a taxicab at £2 125. a week to take a five-year-old boy to school will attract a Government grant.

Mr. Johnston

No, Sir. The distribution of grant from the Education (Scotland) Fund to education authorities in Scotland is broadly determined by a formula which takes account of the numbers of pupils and teachers in the schools and the rateable value of each area, but does not provide for State grant for specific expenditure of the kind indicated in the Question.