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House of Commons Hansard
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10 June 2019
Volume 661

Authorised Absence from School

The following is an extract from the Westminster Hall debate on Authorised Absence from School on 5 June 2019.

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I am grateful to my hon. Friend and other hon. Members for highlighting the issues around school attendance. To answer my hon. Friend’s question about how the money is spent, the requirement is for it to be reinvested in the attendance system in the local area. The system is intended to be cost-neutral. Many areas spend it on supporting projects to improve school attendance locally.

[Official Report, 5 June 2019, Vol. 661, c. 144WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for School Standards:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for St Austell and Newquay (Steve Double).

The correct response should have been:

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I am grateful to my hon. Friend and other hon. Members for highlighting the issues around school attendance. To answer my hon. Friend’s question about how the money is spent, the requirement is for it to be reinvested in the attendance system in the local area. The system is intended to be cost-neutral. Many areas spend it on supporting enforcement projects to improve school attendance locally.