HC Deb 28 October 1985 vol 84 cc304-5W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement concerning the Government's present position on the use of corporal punishment in schools, in the light of European Court judgments.

Mr. Chris Patten

The Government are considering the appropriate course of action to take in the light of the decision not to proceed with the Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill this Session announced on 23 July 1985 at column 863.

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