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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 11th March 2019.

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A recent report commissioned by the Welsh Government has shown that fining parents for unauthorised school absence has had no impact on raising attendance levels in Wales. Is it not time to have a review of that policy in England and, if the evidence shows that it does not work, to drop it?