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Clause 19

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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Parenting Orders In Cases Of Exclusion From School

Amendments made: No. 43, in page 17, line 37, leave out 'sessions' and insert 'programme'.

No. 44, in page 17, line 42, at end insert—

'(6) A counselling or guidance programme which a parent is required to attend by virtue of subsection (4)(b) may be or include a residential course but only if the court is satisfied that the following two conditions are fulfilled.

(7) The first condition is that the attendance of the parent at a residential course is likely to be more effective than his attendance at a nonresidential course in improving the behaviour of the pupil.

(8) The second condition is that any interference with family life which is likely to result from the attendance of the parent at a residential course is proportionate in all the circumstances:— [Mr. Heppell.]