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School Closures

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each local education authority closed for at least one day due to snowfall in each of the last 10 years; (101912)

(2) how many school days were lost due to snowfall in the last year for which figures are available;

(3) how many schools closed for at least one day due to inclement weather in the last year for which figures are available;

(4) what guidance his Department has issued to schools about closures due to inclement weather.

[holding answer 21 November 2006]: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 8 November 2006, Official Report, column 1748W.