CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

EDUCATION – RACIALIST BULLYING – 23 May 2002

Dr Julian Lewis: That was a very balanced response from the Minister [Ivan Lewis]. Does he agree that, where there are cases in schools of persistent racial tension, perhaps involving bullying by certain pupils, persistent offenders might have to be removed from the school? If so, does he also agree that it would be unfortunate, to say the least, if the authority of a head teacher who was determined to stamp out racial tension or racial bullying in his school were to be overruled by an appeals panel reinstating someone whom the head teacher had thought fit to be removed? Will the Minister look again at this question?