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No prosecutions for truancy in past year

Parents given £50 fixed penalty fines

Eight fixed penalties have been handed out for truancy over the past year – but nobody has been prosecuted.

 

Education Minister Tim Crookall was asked about the issue in a question for written answer during this week’s Tynwald sitting.

 

He said since November last year, eight Fixed Penalty Notices had cost people £50 per parent per child.

 

But he confirmed nobody had been taken to court over their children’s failure to attend school in the last 12 months.

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