HC Deb 25 June 1991 vol 193 c453W
11. Mr. Ashton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the current daily level of truancy among schoolchildren.

Mr. Fallon

It is clear from evidence collected by Her Majesty's inspectorate of schools and others that truancy constitutes a major problem in some schools. Our proposals on school attendance will stimulate all schools to give a higher priority to attendance and require figures to be published.