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Again the hon. Lady makes a good point, and one that I have come across as I have tried to follow the chain of responsibility.
I will come to that later, but I make the point now that, of course, we are not talking about a free-for-all where parents can just take
I thank the Minister for that intervention.
The hon. Lady makes a good point. One problem with the policy is that it is being applied inconsistently by different local authorities.
Clearly we do not want a free-for-all.
My hon. Friend makes an excellent point on an issue I am only too aware of.
My hon. Friend makes a good point. We are hitting the wrong people with this policy.
I beg to move, That this House has considered e-petition 129698 relating to school penalty fines and authorised absence from school.
I suspect the Minister will say that guidelines have been provided, but in my experience, most headteachers say that, even when they foll
I thank the Schools Minister for his recent visit to the Acorn alternative provision academy in my constituency to see the excellent work