HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c116W
39. Mr. Heddle

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will state the average number of children in the 11 to 16 age group who play truant each day.

Dr. Boyson

National figures on truancy are not collected on a regular basis. The last full count was undertaken in 1974; a sample survey was made in 1977.

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