§ Miss Lestor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will issue guidance as to the age of a child to which a child minder may administer corporal punishment with parental consent.
§ Mr. Bowis
We have studied the recent High Court judgment. I have already met representatives of Families for Discipline and voluntary sector organisations representing day care providers and I shall shortly be meeting local authority representatives. In due course we shall consider whether any clarification of the Department's guidance is necessary.