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School Estates

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what powers he has in relation to unauthorised dwellings that are established on and adjacent to schools and close to classrooms which may be endangering pupils. (102633)

The Government have created powers for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to take action against an employer, including a school employer, if they fail in their duty to take reasonable steps to protect the safety of persons affected by their undertaking. In the case of a school, that duty relates to pupils when they are on school activities.