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School Discipline

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 20 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with standards of discipline in primary and secondary schools in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Standards of behaviour in primary schools do not in general give rise to concern. Secondary schools face much greater problems if indiscipline and absenteeism. Local education authorities, teachers and others are facing up to these problems and there is much useful interchange of information and ideas, which the Welsh Office is encouraging and assisting.