HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc299-300W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice his Department issues to local authorities concerning the caning of children in schools; and whether he will issue instructions to local authorities forbidding the caning of epileptic children.

Dr. Boyson

My Department does not issue advice about caning. Matters of discipline in schools are the responsibility of local education authorities and head-teachers, who are in the best position to judge the situation in each school and in each individual case.

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