§ Mr. Damian Green
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many(a) temporary arid (b) permanent exclusions were made by (i) primary, (ii) secondary schools and (iii) all schools in each year since 1997, broken down by local education authority. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
The available information has been placed in the House of Commons Library.
Information on pupils suspended (excluded for a fixed period) is not collected centrally. Following a review of data collected on exclusions, the Department is planning to collect information from local education authorities on both fixed term and permanent exclusions on a termly basis from this summer.