Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Clause 233

Part of Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:15 am on 26th March 2009.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) 9:15 am, 26th March 2009

It is good to hear what the Minister has said, but my worry is that it is not in the Bill and would therefore not be on the statute book. I wonder what she has in mind. Obviously, there is a wider requirement to protect children in common law, and undoubtedly in statute somewhere, but it is not in this piece of legislation. Our concern is that a teacher or a lawyer looking at this will advise that the teacher or head teacher has to tell the parent, and there seems to be no leeway within the provision as regards telling the parent.