§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many schoolchildren were excluded(a) permanently and (b) temporarily from schools in (i) Inverclyde and (ii) Strathclyde in 1995. 
§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
Information on the number of school children excluded temporarily from schools is not available. The available information, consistent with that set out in the report on attendance and absence in Scottish schools 1994–95, published by the audit unit of HM inspectorate of schools, is as follows.
Number of pupils permanently excluded from schools in 1994–95 Number of half days of temporary exclusions from schools from January-July 1995 Inverclyde 0 4,515 Strathclyde 0 110,060