§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made of reports of parents of children who persistently play truant from Firfield School, Newcastle, being persuaded to sign documents saying that the children are being educated at home when home education is not being provided. 
§ Jacqui Smith
We are aware of the reports of the alleged action taken by Firfield Community School concerning persistent truants. Officials are investigating these matters and I will write to the hon. Member once I have examined their findings.