HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c110W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of school children live within the statutory walking distances from the schools which they attend; and how this figure compares with the position 10 years ago.

Mr. Macfarlane

Information is not available to answer the question in this form, but a special survey conducted in 1972 showed that in England and Wales about 90 per cent. of primary and secondary school pupils lived within the statutory walking distances of their schools. No comparable information exists for any other years.

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