§ Mr. Brazier
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his Department's consultation document "Protecting Children, Supporting Parents", if he will list the eight countries in which there are explicit bans on physical punishment by parents, citing the documentary evidence for the existence of the ban in each country. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The countries concerned are listed in the document. They are: Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Cyprus, Croatia and Latvia.
The documentary sources are the Acts and Statutes of the relevant countries.