HC Deb 26 June 1995 vol 262 cc503-4W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations she has received from the general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers regarding classroom behaviour difficulties; what assessment has been made of the role of attention deficit disorder in contributing to such problems; and if she will ensure a study of this field by her Department. [29913]

Mr. Forth

My right hon. Friend has received a number of representations from the National Association of Head Teachers about behaviour and discipline in schools. She has now invited the association to meet her to discuss what additional action might be taken to support schools in this area.

I understand that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health is providing the hon. Member with such information as is available about the assessment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in contributing to pupils' behavioural problems. This Department has no plans to commission any further studies.