When is a mum not a mum? Apparently, when she lives in Merthyr Tydfil and wants to accompany her chronically epileptic son in a taxi to school. Because there she's defined as merely a "travel companion".
Because Jayne Jones can no longer travel with her 14 year old son Alex until her local council has submitted her to a Criminal Records Bureau check.
Apparently such checks are a "standard requirement" for Merthyr Tydfil Council.
Just how stupid are these people? So Mrs Jones can give birth to Alex, feed Alex, give the 24 hour care which Alex needs, and even administer the thirty two anti-convulsant drugs which Alex needs every day, but cannot be trusted to travel to school in a taxi with Alex.
For goodness' sake when is our society going to wake up? This is bureaucracy gone mad, and the sooner these pen-pushing idiots get replaced by people with common sense, the better.