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Schools: Armed Forces

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the annual School Census in 2008 will include collection of data on children of families in military service. (179551)

The School Census is on a termly basis and is carried out in spring, summer and autumn.

A data item new for 2008 is being collected, namely ‘Service Children in Education Indicator’; which indicates if a child has a parent or parents who are service personnel, serving in regular HM Forces military units of all forces and exercising parental care and responsibility; This data item is collected in the spring census only.