HC Deb 10 December 2003 vol 415 cc483-4W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the paper by the hon. Members for The Wrekin (Peter Bradley) and for Southampton, Test (Dr. Whitehead) on the funding of higher education; and if he will publish his assessment. [142539]

Alan Johnson

I shall be writing to my hon. Friends concerning their proposal. A copy of this letter will be placed in the House Library in due course.

national incident reporting system for recording physical assaults on (a) teachers and (b) other local education authority staff.

Mr. Ivan Lewis

Employers are already required to report to the Health and Safety Executive incidents, including ones resulting from acts of physical violence, which cause injuries to staff resulting in more than three days' absence from work. Local education authorities and other employers of school staff also have their own reporting arrangements. The Government have no plans to add to these systems.