HC Deb 11 March 1982 vol 19 cc482-3W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the effect on the United Kingdom of the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on corporal punishment in schools.

Dr. Boyson

As I said in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East (Mrs. Short) on 4 March 1982—[Vol. 19, c. 227.]—the Government are considering the court's judgment and its implications; and my right hon. Friend will take no action without consultations with all interested parties.

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