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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 26th January 2017.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight 11:11 am, 26th January 2017

One of my constituents will appear in the Supreme Court next week because the Department for Education wants judges to interpret the word “regular” in relation to school attendance. If the Government win the case, the law will retrospectively criminalise the actions of tens of thousands of parents. If the law needs to be changed, it should come before Parliament for proper debate and scrutiny. Will the Leader of the House encourage the Secretary of State for Education to make a statement on the situation?