Pupils: Holidays

Department for Education written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much parents and guardians have been fined for taking their children on term-time holidays in the academic year 2013-14.

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

The Department for Education does not hold information on the reason for a penalty notice (fine) being issued to a parent or guardian.

The department collects and publishes local authority level annual data on the number of penalty notices (fines) issued to parents in England, for offences relating to Section 444(1) of the Education Act 1996. The most recent data published by the department is for the academic year 2012/13.

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