Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has hit out at a school for excluded children which allows pupils as young as 14 to take smoking breaks.
Students at the Honeyhill pupil referral unit in Peterborough are given 10-minute sessions twice a day to light up off site and under supervision - if they have received parental permission.
Honeyhill caters for around 200 'challenged' pupils who have difficulties in mainstream schools.
Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson told ITV News Anglia that he disagrees with the school's new policy.
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The head teacher defended the smoking move saying the unit's approach had to be different in order to help the students get an education at all.