HC Deb 14 June 2004 vol 422 cc778-9W
Mr. Swire

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost of school transport in Devon Local Educat ion Authority was in each of the last seven years. [164788]

Mr. Miliband

The information requested is contained in the following table:

Cost of home to school/college transport







Net transport


1996–97 14,200 518 13,682
1997–98 15,379 581 14,798
1998–99 13,866 534 13,332
1999–2000 14,337 554 13,784
2000–01 15,118 543 14,575
2001–02 13,972 580 13,392
2002–03 19,319 557 18,761
1. The financial data are taken from Devon LEA's Section 52 Outturn Statement submitted to the DfES from 1999–2000 onwards and the ODPM's RO1 statement previously. 2002–03 data is subject to change by the LEA. Figures are in £000s in cash terms.
2. Figures up to and including 1997–98 are for Devon LEA prior to local government reorganisation. From 1998–99 onwards parts of Devon LEA became Plymouth LEA and Torbay LEA.
3. Total transport expenditure and parental contributions includes that incurred in relation to pre-primary, primary, secondary and special school education as well as in education out of school, continuing education and the management and support elements.