Dear Midlothian Council,
Cost of Transport for Gaelic Education in Edinburgh from Midlothian.
I was unable to find the information I required on your website, so am submitting a Freedom of Information request for it.
I would be grateful were you to provide me with the following information:
1. The annual cost for the provision of "free" school transport for school pupils receiving Gaelic education in Edinburgh from Midlothian. If possible, please split the costs by type of transport (bus, taxi, etc); if not possible, an overall cost would be acceptable.
2. Which budget these costs are met from - eg general education budget for Midlothian, general budget for the Education, specific budget for Gaelic education, etc.
3. Is this "free" transport statutory or discretionary?
4. Has it been considered among the cuts and savings programmes?
Many thanks for your assistance.
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1.The annual cost for the provision of "free" school transport for school
pupils receiving Gaelic education in Edinburgh from Midlothian. If
possible, please split the costs by type of transport (bus, taxi, etc); if
not possible, an overall cost would be acceptable.
2014/15 - Taxis £6,460.00 Public Transport
2015/16 - Taxis £12,920.00 Public Transport
2016/17 - Taxis £27,313.00 Public Transport - Nil
2017/18 - Taxis £30,369.00 Public Transport
2018/19 - Taxis £31,13.00 Public Transport
(note this is for last 5 years based on school years not Financial years)
2. Which budget these costs are met from? – Education Transport Budget
3. Is this "free" transport statutory or discretionary? – Discretionary
4. Has it been considered among the cuts and savings programmes? – No
If you require any further information please feel free to contact me
Travel and Fleet Services Manager
Phone 0131 561 5448
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Fax 0131 654 2797
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Dear Trevor Docherty,
Thank you for your reply.
Please could you tell me the figures of how many students this is referring to over the last five years (broken down to each year)?
Hi Judy - you did not request this under our initial FOI and I am not sure if that information would still be available - but let me see what I can get.
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