HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc643-4W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will publish the amount of subsidies for school transport paid from central Government funds and by ratepayers.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Central Government do not subsidise school transport expenditure directly. However, expenditure by local education authorities on the provision of home to school transport counts as relevant expenditure for rate support grant and amounted to £99 million, at outturn prices, in 1976–77, the latest year for which information is available.

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