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School Opening Hours and Traffic Congestion



​From: ​Ministry for Education and Employment
​First Published: ​28.08.2015
Last Updated: ​05.10.2015
Ended: ​05.10.2015


This White Paper seeks to initiate a process of consultation on whether schools and school operational logistics can help minimise traffic congestion through improved school transport services.

1. Background
It will have the following primary objectives:
  • Review current arrangements for school opening hours in State and Non-State schools and their effect (if any) on traffic
  • Assess and determine the causes and impact of traffic congestion resulting from school arrangements
  • Recommend proposals to address these issues taking into account the provision of education services and the commitment of working parents
In preparation for this White Paper a number of meetings with relevant stakeholders were held in the  past months. 
2. Documents       

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:
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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.


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