HL Deb 06 October 2003 vol 653 c1WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Under the Education Act 1996, as amended, how many (a) fines and (b) sentences of imprisonment have been imposed on parents for condoning non- attendance of pupils at schools. [HL4401]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (Baroness Ashton of Upholland)

Information about the number of parents fined or imprisoned following a prosection for truancy is not collected centrally.