HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 c510W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to the number of children of school age in each county in Wales who are not currently being educated at an approved educational institution; what information he has as to the proportion in each case accounted for by the children of travelling people; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The number of pupils receiving education other than at school, as at January 1985, were as follows:

Clwyd 131
Dyfed 25
Gwent 273
Gwynedd 17
Mid Glamorgan 133
Powys 3
South Glamorgan 19
West Glamorgan 34

These figures relate to pupils receiving education in the local authority areas under arrangements made by the authorities; they include those educated at home, at hospital (excluding hospital special schools) and at other groups (for example, assessment centres and community homes).

Information on the number of children of travelling people receiving education, either at school or otherwise, is not centrally available.