§ Mr. Brady
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the occasions on which schools have(a) closed and (b) sent children home early due to (i) foot and mouth disease, (ii) teacher sickness, (iii) adverse weather conditions and (iv) teacher shortages, in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
This information is not collected centrally. Schools may decide to close or to send pupils home early for a number of reasons, especially where they judge the health and safety of pupils to be at risk. Neither schools nor local education authorities are required to report such decisions.