HC Deb 21 January 1980 vol 977 c43W
15. Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that no local education authority in Wales discriminates in its charges for transporting children to school between those attending Welsh medium or denominational schools compared with those attending other State schools.

21. Sir Raymond Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what advice he will give to education authorities in Wales concerning the school bus fares to be paid by pupils of Church schools and by Welsh language schools, in view of the fact that the catchment areas of such schools are above average extent.

Mr. Michael Roberts

The proposals in the Education (No. 2) Bill are designed to give local education authorities substantially more discretion in regard to school transport charging arrangements. We are keeping the position of denominational and bilingual schools in mind as the Bill proceeds through its stages.