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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th February 2014.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education 2:30 pm, 10th February 2014

I completely agree with my hon. Friend. A third of teachers do not feel they know exactly which sanctions they are able to use. That is why the Secretary of State outlined sanctions such as writing lines, running around the school playing field and picking up litter, so that proper discipline can be imposed. It is vital that students are able to learn and that there is an end to low-level disruption in the classroom.