Controversial fines for parents who take their children out of school during term-time are being debated in parliament today.Read the full story ›
Parliament is due to debate on parents taking their children on holiday during term-time.
MPs will discuss whether fines for unauthorised absence should be scrapped.
In the meantime ABTA, The Travel Association, is calling on schools to set their own holiday dates. It says this will bring prices down.
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West Country MPs will discuss the impact of changes to term-time holiday rules in Westminster today - after securing a special Parliamentary debate on the issue.
A report found that the introduction of fines for parents who take their children out of school during term-time has caused businesses to lose up to 30% of their income since 2013.
100,000 people from the region signed a petition against the law.
There are calls for school holidays to be staggered to help cut the cost of a summer break and boost tourism in the West Country. Leading figures in the trade say a longer season would cut traffic jams while boosting visitor numbers.
A cap on school holiday prices could be debated in parliament after a father from South Devon's petition reached more than 150,000 signatures.
The campaign took off when Paul Cookson posted a comment on Facebook. which has since gone viral. Nigel Turner reports.