Nick Gibb (Minister of State (Schools), Education; Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, Conservative)
The review panel will take action where there has been unreasonable activity. What it cannot do is reinstate. It is no different from any court that imposes a fine or a punishment for the behaviour of an individual. The fact that it does not require the person to put back the television set they took from the house does not mean that it is condoning the taking of the television set from the house. It is imposing a different penalty. All we are saying is that it can do all these different things, but it cannot insist on reinstatement.