HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c321W
109. Mr. Fort

asked the Minister of Education whether grants to cover the cost of transport can be paid to parents in Great Harewood whose daughters attend the Girls' High School at Accrington.

Mr. Tomlinson

Under the Lancashire authority's arrangements, senior children may have their travelling expenses paid if they live more than the statutory walking distance of three miles from school by a reasonable route. The divisional executive have been considering by what route it would be reasonable to measure the distance in this case, and I understand that it has now been decided that the majority of the girls concerned will qualify for a travelling grant.