§ Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, following the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Campbell and Cosens v Her Majesty's Government, he will introduce legislation to prohibit all forms of corporal punishment.
§ Sir Keith Joseph:
The Government are studying the Court's judgment and the implications it has for different parts of the United Kingdom. I note, however, that the court itself does not suggest that a general prohibition of corporal punishment is necessary to satisfy the judgment.