§ Baroness David
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, following the recommendations in Sir William Utting's report People Like Us, they intend to protect all children living away from home from corporal punishment as defined by Clause 121 of the School Standards and Framework Bill. [HL2286]
§ The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)
Sir William Utting's reportPeople Like Us recommended that the right to use corporal punishment should be removed from those boarding schools which still retain it. The Government have accepted this recommendation and the School Standards and Framework Bill seeks to prohibit the use of such punishment in all education institutions.