§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) how many primary schools(a) nationally, (b) in the west midlands and (c) in Coventry were classified as failing in (i) 1994–95 and (ii) 1995–96; 
(2) how many secondary schools (a) nationally, (b) in the west midlands and (c) in Coventry were classified as failing in (i) 1994–95 and (ii) 1995–96. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The information requested is given in the table:
1994–95 1995–96 Number of failing primary schools Nationally 46 116 West Midlands 4 11 Coventry — 1 Number of failing secondary schools Nationally 35 65 West Midlands 2 4 Coventry — —
1. The answer covers the academic years 1 September 1994 to 31 August 1995 and 1 September 1995 to 31 August 1996.
2. The classification of failure applies from the date that the school received the Office for Standards in Education published report.
3. The numbers include those schools which were subsequently restored to health or were closed. They do not include five failing special schools which have both primary and secondary provision, one of which is in the west midlands (Walsall).
4. The west midlands region has been defined as comprising Coventry, Walsall, Staffordshire, Solihull, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Dudley, Shropshire, Hereford and Worcester, and Sandwell.