§ 53. Mr. Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will take steps to prescribe to local education authorities new and different standards for the provision of school transport, attaching less relative importance to considerations of minimum distances between homes and schools and greater relative importance to considerations of the nature, physical characteristics of neighbourhoods, traffic and other dangers along routes between homes and schools; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Bacon
No. Local education authorities have adequate discretionary powers to enable them to provide transport where school children have a dangerous journey to make.