[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Children and Young People with Autism

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 8th October 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Labour, South Thanet 9:30 am, 8th October 2008

I agree with everything the hon. Gentleman is saying, but before he leaves the subject of exclusions, may I ask whether he is aware that some teachers, knowing it is illegal to exclude in such a way, will say to parents, "It would be better if you withdrew your child from this school and found another school; then we wouldn't have to exclude", without telling the parent that it would be illegal for them to exclude?