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Teachers (Criminal Proceedings)

Volume 170: debated on Friday 20 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish for each of the last five years for each local education authority the number of teachers who lost their posts following a successful prosecution in the criminal courts.

The information requested is not available. A teacher's employment may be terminated as a result of misconduct (whether evidenced by criminal conviction or otherwise) either following a decision by my right hon. Friend to exclude him or restrict his employment, or as a result of internal disciplinary proceedings by his employer. The available information relates only to decisions taken by my right hon. Friend and is not categorised by local education authority area.