HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc302-3W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if there will be a reduction in the number of school crossing patrols as a result of cuts in public expenditure.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I have been asked to reply.

County councils, or in London the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the Common Council of the City, are responsible for organising school crossing patrols, and information about these should be sought from them. I am sure that authorities contemplating changes will bear in mind that the service is a valuable protection for young children.

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