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Corporal Punishment

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any proposals for changing the law in respect of the use of corporal punishment in schools in England.

A recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights has raised the question of ensuring respect for parental convictions against the use of corporal punishment in schools. The Government are considering the judgment and its implications.