HC Deb 21 October 1982 vol 29 c176W
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.