HC Deb 27 July 1999 vol 336 c182W
Mr. Keetch

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many children are currently being educated at home as a result of bullying at school; and if he will make a statement. [93325]

Mr. Charles Clarke

This information is not collected centrally. The Department has recently issued guidance which will ensure that local authorities arrange education for children out of school for any reason, including post-traumatic stress as a result of bullying. It also sets out a legal duty on headteachers, from September of this year, to take measures to prevent all forms of bullying among pupils.