HC Deb 18 January 1983 vol 35 c100W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of the concern of teachers in general and their trade unions and the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association in particular at the growing number of violent physical attacks upon teachers by both pupils and their parents, he will collate and publish the statistics of such cases, and if he will take measures to stop such attacks.

Dr. Boyson

Although I share the concern about attacks upon teachers, I think the answer lies in swift and firm action at a local level rather than in a statistical exercise by central Government.