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Suspension Of Pupils

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list by authority the information he has as to the number of pupils who have been suspended from school, the average length of suspension and the maximum length of suspension for the most recent year for which figures are available.

Detailed statistics of pupils suspended from school are not collected centrally. Such information as the Department receives on suspensions in particular schools or in individual authorities is presented in a variety of forms and not on a basis whereby consistent comparisons can be made.