HC Deb 17 October 1973 vol 861 cc228-9W
Sir D. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will take the necessary action, now that the school leaving age has been raised to 16 years, to see that travel and other such age concessions are raised accordingly.

Mrs. Thatcher

I have no general responsibility for price concessions for children and young people. Concessionary fares on public transport are matters for the transport undertakings themselves; local education authorities already have power to assist pupils with the cost of transport. However, the scheme of charges for admission to the national museums and galleries to be introduced in January 1974 provides for reduced prices up to the age of 16 years.