HC Deb 04 December 2001 vol 376 c249W
Mr. Barker

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in East Sussex were assaulted by(a) pupils and (b) parents in each year since 1997. [19930]

Mr. Timms

The Department does not hold these data. East Sussex local education authority has informed us that, since 1998, there have been a total of 427 physical assaults on teachers by pupils and parents in its schools, the majority by pupils in special schools. There were 97 assaults in 1998–99, 118 in 1999–2000 and 212 in 2000–01. This information does not separately identify who carried out the assaults.