HC Deb 05 February 1980 vol 978 c149W
30. Mr. Bob Dunn

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy concerning the use of corporal punishment in schools.

Dr. Boyson

My right hon. and learned Friend considers that such matters are and should remain the responsibility of local education authorities, school governors and head teachers, who are in the best position to act in the light of local circumstances and individual cases.