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Schoolchildren (Accident Claims)

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to require local education authorities to indemnify themselves against claims in respect of accidents to children on school property and during school hours.

My right hon. Friend has no reason to believe that authorities are not using their existing powers, as appropriate, to indemnify themselves against such claims for which they may be found liable in law.