HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c830W
Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what information the Government have collated on the number of teachers in maintained schools who have been the victims of serious assaults by(a) pupils and (b) parents in each of the last five years. [68260]

Mr. Miliband

The Government do not collect statistics in the form requested. However, 135 serious injuries to teachers caused by violence were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in Great Britain in 2000–01, the same number as in 1999–2000. Statistics for earlier years are not available. The provisional figure for 2000–01 was 130. The figures, which relate to all schools and cannot be broken down further, cover major injuries and others resulting in more than three days' absence from work. Information is not available on whether the assaults were carried out by pupils, parents or others.