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Teachers: Misconduct

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General (1) how many allegations of assault or professional misconduct brought against teachers by pupils were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 1997; (202068)

(2) how many teachers prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service were found guilty of assault or professional misconduct following allegations by pupils in each year since 1997.

The records maintained by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) do not identify defendants in criminal proceedings by their profession or by their professional relationship with victims. To obtain this information, by reference to individual case files, would incur disproportionate cost (Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, part 2, clause 9).