HC Deb 05 March 1970 vol 797 c149W
Mr. Sheldon

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will send a questionnaire to schools for which he is responsible asking if they permit corporal punishment of pupils by pupils; and if he will publish the results.

Mr. Edward Short

This is a matter for the local education authorities and the teachers. I have no reason to believe that the practice exists within the maintained school system and I feel that no practical purpose would be served by circulating a questionnaire.