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Schools: Exclusion

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Lord Lester of Herne Hill Lord Lester of Herne Hill Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not consult the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council about the replacement of school exclusion independent appeal panels before publishing The Importance of Teaching: The Schools White Paper 2010.

Photo of Lord Hill of Oareford Lord Hill of Oareford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

There is no requirement for the Government to consult arm's-length bodies before publishing a White Paper. The Schools White Paper: The Importance of Teaching was agreed by the Home Affairs Cabinet Committee prior to its publication. The Ministry of Justice, which is the sponsor Department for the Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council, is represented on that Cabinet Committee.

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