HL Deb 14 December 2004 vol 667 c72WA
Lord Hanningfield

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What the impact of the proposed School Transport Bill will be on traffic flows and the levels of congestion. [HL109]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Lord Filkin)

Our aim is for pilot authorities to achieve a reduction in the number of cars on the school run as well as providing improved services which cater for local needs and priorities. However, as it will be for authorities to devise their own pilot schemes, it is impossible to predict at this stage the impact that the School Transport Bill will have on future traffic flows and congestion.