§ Ms Roseanna Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many school children were excluded(a) permanently and (b) temporarily from schools in (i) Perth and Kinross district council area and (ii) Tayside regional council area 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 adult unit of Her Majesty's inspectors of schools, is as follows.
Number of pupils permanently excluded from schools in 1994–95 Number of half days of temporary exclusions from schools in 1994–95 Perth and Kinross 0 3,956 Tayside 0 20,702