HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 cc512-3W
49. Mr. Amess

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to seek to reduce the truancy rate.

Mr. Dunn

As my right hon. Friend said in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond and Barnes (Mr. Hanley) on 22 March at column 626, a draft circular on school attendance and education welfare services was sent on 21 March to local authority and teacher associations and to other relevant organisations. Copies of the document have been placed in the Library. Comments were sought by 1 July and are now being considered with a view to the circular being issued as soon as possible.