To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of Type 2 diabetes were recorded in school children in each year since 1997. 
An estimated 3.2 per cent. of the adult population in England (around 1.3 million people) have diagnosed diabetes. Approximately 15 per cent. of people with diabetes have Type 1 and 85 per cent. have Type 2. Information on the number of school children with Type 2 diabetes is not collected centrally.