§ 35. Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the number of convictions successfully brought under the provisions of the Education Act 1944 for offences related to truancy.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The available information, which may be incomplete, relates to all offenders found guilty of offences against the Education Act 1944 and is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"—offence classification 112 of table S1.1(A^ of volume 1 of the Supplementary tables for 1981. This information does not distinguish truancy offences from other offences under this Act.