HC Deb 18 March 1981 vol 1 c136W
Mr. Cryer

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any proposals to review the law relating to truancy from schools; and if he wil make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

The Department is keeping under review school attendance and ways of improving it. Truancy has many different causes, and my right hon. and learned Friend is not sure that local education authorities, which have the main responsibility for coping with the problem, would find new legislation to be the most effective way forward.