§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What advice or guidance is being given to local education authorities until such time as the Government introduces a new Education (Corporal Punishment) Bill.
§ The Earl of Swinton
The Government do not feel that guidance to local education authorities on the matter of corporal punishment is necessary at present. Discipline in a school is primarily a matter for head teachers and governing bodies, subject to the provisions of the school's articles of government.