§ Mr. Stainton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made with affected education authorities regarding the implementation of her Department's 1973 report on school transport.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
The recommendations contained in the 1973 report did not attract support, partly because of the practical difficulties which local education authorities and passenger transport undertakings foresaw in operating a flat-rate ceiling charge for school transport. A study of these difficulties by the Local Authorities Management Services and Computer Committee has recently been published and in the light of its findings my Department is preparing revised proposals.