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School Activities (Children's Participation)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue a circular directing that children should not be excluded from school visits, games and cookery classes on account of the inability of their parents to pay for fares or special equipment; and if he will make a statement.

This is a matter for individual local education authorities and schools, within the framework of the Education Acts. My right hon. and learned Friend does not at present consider that further guidance is required.