HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 c321W
Mr. David Porter

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will consider reducing the age at which three children are allowed to sit on a double school bus seat, from under 14 to nine years, to take account of the three-tier education system.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The 1984 Public Service Vehicle (Carrying Capacity) Regulations are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport. We are at present reviewing this aspect of the regulations, and will write to my hon. Friend when that review is complete.