HC Deb 20 January 2000 vol 342 c536W
15. Mr.Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what measures the Government have taken to support schools in reducing he number of exclusions. [103690]

Jacqui Smith

Last July we issued new guidance on 'Social Inclusion: Pupil Support' which includes practical preventive strategies, based on good practice, to help schools deal with behaviour problems. This is backed up with nearly £500 million over three years for projects to prevent exclusions.