HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 cc1066-7W
Mr. Bacon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the cost of school transport in Norfolk in each month for the last four years. [171746]

Mr. Charles Clarke

[holding answer 10 May 2004]: The information requested is not available on a monthly basis. However, the cost of expenditure on transport in Norfolk in each year for the last four years is shown in the following table:

Cost of home to school/college transport in Norfolk
£ million




related income

Net current

expenditure on


1999–2000 14.50 0.79 13.71
2000–01 15.27 0.71 14.56
2001–02 18.19 0.82 17.37
2002–03 19.71 0.82 18.89
The financial data are as reported by Norfolk LEA on their Section 52 Outturn Statements submitted to the DfES. 2002–03 data is subject to change by the LEA.

2. The cost of home to school/college transport includes the cost of public transport, contract hire or the use of authority vehicles in transporting pupils/students to school/college under section 509 of the Education Act 1996.

Figures include all expenditure by the local authority on transport. This includes the pre-primary, school, education out of school and continuing education sectors.