HC Deb 27 June 2000 vol 352 c471W
Caroline Flint

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what percentage of(a) primary and (b) secondary school children have access to a school bus service; and what was the cost of providing such services to (i) primary and (ii) secondary children in the last year for which figures are available. [124532]

Jacqui Smith

[holding answer 5 June 2000]: We do not collect statistics on school children who have access to a school bus service. Provisional figures for local education authority expenditure in England on school transport in 1998–99 were £78 million for pre-primary and primary schools, £164 million for secondary schools, and £203 million for special schools.