HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 c310W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many children were(a) suspended temporarily and (b) excluded permanently from secondary schools in the last year for which figures are available.

Mr. Forth

Information on permanent exclusions from maintained schools in England was collected by the Department over a two-year period, starting with the summer term 1990, under the national exclusions reporting system. In England, 2,910 permanent exclusions were reported in year one and 3,833 in year two. Figures for temporary exclusions were not collected.

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