HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c720W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of levels of sickness among pupils at key stages four and five since the introduction of the AS-level syllabus.[14560]

Mr. Ivan Lewis


Data on authorised absence from schools are collected centrally only for pupils of compulsory school age. They do not distinguish between pupils of different ages, nor do they distinguish between sickness and other forms of authorised absence.