Skip to main content

Assaults On Teachers

Volume 35: debated on Tuesday 18 January 1983

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether, in view of the concern of teachers in general and their trade unions and the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association in particular at the growing number of violent physical attacks upon teachers by both pupils and their parents, he will collate and publish the statistics of such cases, and if he will take measures to stop such attacks.

Although I share the concern about attacks upon teachers, I think the answer lies in swift and firm action at a local level rather than in a statistical exercise by central Government.