Children, Schools and Families Bill

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 6:51 pm on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 6:51 pm, 11th January 2010

Light-touch, soft-touch.

In reality, what starts out as light-touch, particularly when a local authority does not necessarily operate in the best possible way, can easily turn into something more than that-something that becomes another burden and is about controlling and changing what home educating parents do. I very much resent that, and I wish that it did not happen. I hope that the Government will still look and listen and, in Committee, change the legislation to make it much more acceptable to all those home educators who do a very fine job.

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