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date less than 2019-09-26more like thismore than 2019-09-26
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Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Pupils: Electronic Cigarettes more like this
house id 1 remove filter
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to schools on preventing pupils vaping on school premises; and what estimate his Department has made of the number of schools that have written to parents on the prevalence of vaping. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-01more like thismore than 2019-10-01
answer text <p>Schools have a statutory duty to promote pupil wellbeing and there is a range of guidance available to schools to support this. This includes advice produced by the Department for Education and Association of Chief Police Officers for schools which includes advice about smoking and drugs. This advice is available here: <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance for Health Education also determines that primary age pupils will learn the facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, alcohol use and drug-taking. In secondary, pupils will build on that knowledge and, in addition, learn about the associated legal and psychological risks of taking drugs. From September 2020, Health Education will be compulsory for all pupils in primary and secondary state-funded schools.</p><p> </p><p>The Department’s Searching, Screening and Confiscation guidance sets out schools’ powers to search pupils and confiscate prohibited items. Schools have the power to confiscate, retain or dispose of any item that is banned by the school rules or detrimental to school discipline, including vapes. Schools can set out in their behaviour policy their approach to the use of vapes and any sanction that will be imposed for their use.</p><p> </p><p>The Department does not collect data on the number of schools that have written to parents on the prevalence of vaping.</p>
answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton remove filter
answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-01T16:33:56.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-01T16:33:56.017Z
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label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena remove filter