HC Deb 26 July 1951 vol 491 cc95-6W
119. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Education in view of the futility of inflicting corporal punishment for sexual offences by boys, whether he will recommend to education committees that this form of punishment should cease and, where necessary, the delinquent should have psychiatric guidance.

Mr. Tomlinson

The regulation of corporal punishment in maintained schools is a matter for the local education authorities, and I should not want to interfere with their discretion in this matter.

Psychiatric advice and treatment are available in appropriate cases as part of the School Health Service.