HC Deb 15 February 1968 vol 758 c405W
74. Mr. Whitaker

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he is making in his consultations on the abolition of corporal punishment.

Miss Bacon:

We are awaiting replies to the letters which my right hon. Friend has sent to the Associations representing the teachers and the local education authorities about the corporal punishment of handicapped children. On the general question of the use of corporal punishment in schools I have nothing to add to the statement which my right hon. Friend made in reply to a Question in the House on 19th December, 1967.—[Vol. 756, c. 386.]