§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many pupils have been excluded and expelled and from which schools in the Easington district council area year-by-year since 1995 for drug related offences. 
§ Jacqui Smith
Information on exclusions from individual schools as a result of drugs related offences has not been held centrally.
However, for the first time, the Department has recently been surveying local education authorities about the levels of drug related permanent and fixed period exclusions which arose in their schools during the academic year 1998–99. The data are being collected at local education authority area level so information on individual schools or district councils will not be available.