HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c590W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many officials in his Department have been employed on projects to reduce truancy in each year since 1997. [133698]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

The number of officials working on the co-ordination and implementation of projects to reduce truancy and improve school attendance has varied between five in 1997 and 11 today.