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School Discipline

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will issue guidelines to local authorities to promote discipline in classrooms.

I strongly support local education authorities and schools in their efforts to maintain high standards of discipline. I have no evidence, however, that authorities are looking to me for guidance in this matter.

44.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will seek to include under the provisions relating to information as to schools and admission arrangements contained in the Education Act 1980, the means of enforcing discipline in that school.

There is already provision in the Education (Schools Information) Regulations 1981 for parents to be given information about disciplinary arrangements in individual schools.