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Drop fines for truanting children's parents, inquiry concludes

8 August 2013 Last updated at 20:26 BST

Plans to allow councils to fine parents of regular truants from school should be dropped, say assembly members.

The threat of fixed penalty notices of up to £120 are due to be introduced next month although ministers do not expect them to be issued for a number of months.

The children's committee inquiry found no support and it said ministers should look for "positive alternatives".

Ministers say the fines would be only one of the tools available to councils.

Drop parent truancy fines, say AMs

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