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Regular news: Issue 403 30 Jul 2006

DfES sets out aims of school transport pilot schemes as Bill enters Commons

The Government's school transport Bill, which will enable up to 20 local education authorities (LEAs) to establish pilot school transport schemes, will receive its second reading in the House of Commons next week.

The Bill, which applies to England and Wales, is intended to allow participating LEAs to test different ways of providing school transport. It will also allow them to scrap the provision of free travel for pupils living beyond the statutory walking distance to school, except those...

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