HC Deb 28 February 1963 vol 672 c189W
12. Mr. Darling

asked the Minister of Education if he will take steps to give special assistance to local education authorities who exercise their discretion in the matter of granting free travel passes to school children where the walking route, though less than three miles on a town map, is over difficult roads, such as steep hills, and the bus route on easier roads exceeds three miles.

Sir E. Boyle

No. I do not think that this would be justified, or consistent with the principle of general grant.