HC Deb 21 May 1985 vol 79 cc385-6W
28. Mr. Gerald Howarth

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to the number of schoolchildren who took part in the strike by schoolchildren on 25 April and the number of schools involved.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend strongly deplores the action taken by schoolchildren on 25 April in Liverpool and a number of other local education authority areas. However, it is for schools and the authorities which maintain them to register the absences of pupils, and this information is not available centrally.