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Schools: Defibrillators

Education written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Helen Jones Helen Jones Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make it his policy to require schools to have defibrillators on their premises and to ensure that staff are trained to use them.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

holding answer 21 June 2012

There is currently no requirement on schools to have a defibrillator on school premises. It remains a matter for individual school determination as to whether they choose to have a defibrillator and to arrange for suitable training of the school work force in its use.

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