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Corporal Punishment (Cost Of Alternatives)

Volume 23: debated on Monday 10 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what alternatives to corporal punishment have been established by those local education authorities which have abolished corporal punishment; and what is the estimated cost of each of these.

Schools apply a wide variety of sanctions in areas where corporal punishment has been abolished, including an increased use of lines, detentions and exclusion from school. There is no generally accepted set of estimates covering the cost, where applicable, of these other sanctions.