It's perhaps the most unlikely intervention Stormont has ever witnessed.
American media pesonality and socialite Paris Hilton has made an appeal for the Assembly to introduce tougher laws on when youngsters can be physically restrained at school.
ICARS said that stricter protocols on restraint and seclusion were needed so that the Assembly could fulfil obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Mrs Shakespeare and Beth Morrsion, who founded ICARS with Zoe Read, also gave evidence to the committee.
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