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Claims Jimmy Savile abused children in 21 institutions will be investigated by local authorities in England, the government has said.
The Department for Education received information about Savile's alleged abuse in several children's homes and schools in England throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
The Department for Education has stressed taking children out of school during term time without permission "is a criminal offence".
A spokesperson said parents "should not discount a penalty notice from the cost of a cheaper holiday" after a skiing holiday firm offered to refund any fines incurred.
"Taking children out of school without permission for a holiday is a criminal offence," the department said.
"When doing so, parents are risking prosecution which could mean much higher financial penalties and a criminal record."
The Department for Education has defended its free schools initiative following the arrest of a man in connection with alleged fraud at Kings Science Academy in Bradford, one of its flagship free schools.
A spokesman said the "vast majority" of free schools are performing well and "all free schools are held to rigorous account", adding that the department acted as soon as it received allegations of wrongdoing at the academy.
The department acted as soon as it received allegations of wrongdoing at Kings Science Academy.
We formally investigated and referred the case to Action Fraud. This resulted in a police investigation which is ongoing. Separately we are recovering appropriate funds.
All free schools are held to rigorous account. The vast majority are performing well with three-quarters rated good or outstanding. But where there is failure we will not hesitate to intervene.