HC Deb 13 July 1972 vol 840 cc403-4W
52. Mr. Loveridge

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will exercise her discretion under Section 55(1) of the Education Act, 1944, to instruct all local education authorities to meet the fares of pupils who have been accepted for places in direct grant schools at their parents' expense although not originally selected for such schools by their local authorities.

Mrs. Thatcher

No. Local education authorities already have the power to assist with travelling expenses any pupils for whom they do not provide free transport.