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Children, Young People and Education Committee: Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment Bill Stage 1 report, 02/08/2019 [W]


The Children, Young People and Education Committee at the National Assembly for Wales has published their Stage 1 report on the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill.

After examining the principles of the Bill and collecting evidence through consultation, the Committee has produced a number of recommendations on the Bill.

The Committee provided twenty recommendations, agreeing the general principles, and also calling for the Welsh Government to ensure that parents were adequately supported and informed of the changes made by the Bill.

As the final part of its Stage 1 scrutiny, the Bill will be debated in Plenary on the 17th September 2019.