HC Deb 12 February 1970 vol 795 c376W
29. Mr. Cronin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his present policy with regard to corporal punishment in approved schools.

Mr. Elystan Morgan

My right hon. Friend welcomes the very marked reduction in the use of corporal punishment in the last three years, during which the figures have fallen from 3,006 in 1966 to 809 in 1969.