Schools: Bad Behaviour — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:54 pm on 25th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat 2:54 pm, 25th March 2014

My Lords, the Minister may be aware that in Wales every secondary pupil has access to counselling services, and that independent empirical research has shown that there has been an 80% reduction in behavioural issues. He will also be aware that in Northern Ireland we fund independent counselling for young people, for obvious reasons. Does he think that there is a case for counselling in English schools? Should we look at a programme to develop such a provision?