Assembly Members have vote to back fines for the parents of children who regularly miss school. The Welsh Government had a majority of eleven in favour of the £60 penalities, which can be doubled if they're not paid in time.
Assembly Members are tonight voting on whether the parents of children who consistently miss school should be fined. The Education Minister says the £60 penalty for truancy will only be used in the worst cases. But the opposition parties say it won't work.
The government 's expected to win the vote tonight, despite calls to replace the fines with more positive measures to encourage parents to send their children to school.