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School Health Statistics

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what school health statistics are routinely gathered relating to the results of tests of hearing, vision and measures of height and weight; and if he will publish a list of data published as school health statistics.

There is a standard health authority school medical examination form on which height and weight are recorded with the results of tests and assessments of vision, hearing, locomotion, manipulation, speech/language and behaviour. It is for local health authorities to decide what aggregate statistics to publish from this information. Information of this detail is not collected centrally.