§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what assistance his Department is giving to the London borough of Ealing to enable it quickly to phase out the bussing of young schoolchildren; and if he will make a statement.
§ Miss Joan Lestor
My right hon. Friend has notified Ealing education authority of a capital authorisation of £366,000 for school building projects to start in 1976–77 having taken account of the authority's wish to build two new first schools in Southall and thus make possible a substantial reduction in the bussing of young schoolchildren.