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Schools (Corporal Punishment)

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Solicitor-General for Scotland whether he will make a statement about the implications for Scots law of the complaints to the European Commission of Human Rights about the use of corporal punishment in Scottish schools.

Complaints to the European Commission of Human Rights have no implications for Scots law. After investigation by the Commission, a complaint may come before the Court of Human Rights and the Court will give judgment upon it. This judgment has no direct effect on domestic law.