Education and Health

Part of Bills Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:02 pm on 19th November 2009.

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Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Conservative, Beverley and Holderness 12:02 pm, 19th November 2009

My hon. Friend is making powerful points about local bureaucracies that too often let parents down. Does he agree that local authorities have sufficient powers to intervene if a home-educated child gives cause for concern to a local authority, either on safeguarding or on educational grounds? Does he think, as I do, that giving local authority officials with no such cause for concern the right to access people's homes is in breach of article 8 of the European convention on human rights and should be fiercely resisted?

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