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Welsh government spends millions promoting new smacking ban

Welsh government spends millions promoting new smacking ban
Simon Calvert | CREDIT: Be Reasonable Wales
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
20 September, 2022 1 min read

Campaigners have slammed the Welsh Government for spending a ‘horrifying’ amount on promoting its smacking ban.

According to pro-parent group Be Reasonable Wales, the estimated spend on publicity around the ban is £2.7m already.

The law was introduced in March, and under the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020, parents will no longer be able to even so much as tap a toddler on the behind without fear of prosecution.

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