The Education Minister, Leighton Andrews, has said that he's concerned about levels of truancy at schools in Wales and has confirmed that he is exploring how fines might be introduced in the future.
We aim to publish a comprehensive consultation on this in September where the system of penalty notices and its operation will set out the proposals in more detail.
In some parts of England parents can be issued with a fixed penalty notice of up to £120 if their child is persistently absent from school.
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