School Penalty Fines and Authorised Absence — [Mr David Hanson in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:33 pm on 11th July 2016.

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Photo of Lilian Greenwood Lilian Greenwood Labour, Nottingham South 5:33 pm, 11th July 2016

Does the hon. Lady agree that it sounds like the problem is with headteachers’ confidence to use their discretion, rather than with their not having that discretion, which exists at the moment to consider exceptional circumstances?