School buses win gets an MP’s praise

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff reporter

Hamil­ton West MP Mar­garet Fer­rier has con­grat­u­lated the cam­paign­ers who fought to have changes to school trans­port pro­vi­sion over­turned in South La­nark­shire.

Last month coun­cil­lors agreed not to re­move free trans­port for sec­ondary age pupils who lived more than two miles, but less than three miles from school.

Coun­cil leader Ed­die McAvoy said they wanted to en­sure chil­dren would be per­form­ing to the best of their abil­ity on ar­rival at school.

Ms Fer­rier pro­posed an Early Day Mo­tion at the West­min­ster Par­lia­ment say­ing: “This House con­grat­u­lates all of the peo­ple across the South La­nark­shire Coun­cil area who cam­paigned to pre­vent the with­drawal of school bus ser­vices for some pupils; recog­nises that con­certed and con­sis­tent pres­sure from cam­paign­ers has led to the re­ver­sal of the plans by the lo­cal au­thor­ity.”

Her mo­tion re­ceived the sup­port of 14 MPs.

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