HC Deb 10 May 2004 vol 421 c112W
Mr. Gregory Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will amend the relevant legislation to reduce the number of pupils Translink is entitled to carry on each school bus journey. [171002]

Angela Smith

Home-to-school bus transport was the subject of an extensive inquiry instigated by the Northern Ireland Assembly's Environment Committee. The Department of the Environment is at present engaged in the initial stages or preparing a Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Committee's main recommendations, including those aimed at reducing the number of children permitted to travel on each bus. The way forward will be considered in the light of findings arising from this exercise.

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