§ Mr. Robin Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what school health statistics are routinely gathered relating to the results of tests of hearing, vision and measures of height and weight; and if he will publish a list of data published as school health statistics.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
There is a standard health authority school medical examination form on which height and weight are recorded with the results of tests and assessments of vision, hearing, locomotion, manipulation, speech/language and behaviour. It is for local health authorities to decide what aggregate statistics to publish from this information. Information of this detail is not collected centrally.