Parents pay price for holidays in term time

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SCORES of Wigan parents are flaunting the law and taking their children on holiday during term time.

But the borough is at least bucking the national trend because a huge leap in local authority prosecutions nationwide isn’t reflected locally.

Latest figures show that 34 parents and guardians have been summoned to appear before Magistrates because of un authorised absence by their children this year – largely unchanged from 2012 /13.


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