HC Deb 11 January 1988 vol 125 c53W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will give the most recent figures for assaults on teaching staff committed by pupils for(a) England and Wales, (b) inner London and (c) outer London.

Mrs. Rumbold

This information is not available centrally. 1 t is for local education authorities and governing bodies, as employers, to decide whether to collect information on assaults on teaching staff and to take appropriate action in response to such incidents.