Behaviour tsar Charlie Taylor
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School truancy: 'We need an ultimate boundary'

Child benefit should be docked if parents fail to pay fines for persistent truancy by their children, a government adviser has suggested.

Behaviour tsar Charlie Taylor was asked to look at the issue of school attendance in the wake of the English riots last September.

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mr Taylor said that schools needed to support parents but that "we need to have an ultimate boundary" when other efforts have failed.

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