HC Deb 05 February 1987 vol 109 cc746-7W
Mrs. McCurley

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide details of the number of pupils for whom education authorities in Scotland provide free school transport.

Pupils Attending Primary Schools Pupils Attending Secondary Schools Pupils Attending Special Schools or Classes Total Pupils
Free transport provided under section 50 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 37,915 99,061 9,456 146,432
Free transport provided in spare seats under section 51(2) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 2,736 1,072 3,808
Scotland Total 40,651 100,133 9,456 150,240

I have arranged for a copy of the return from each authority to be placed in the Library.