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Truancy: Fixed Penalties

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many parents have received (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more fixed penalty notices in relation to condoned absenteeism of pupils since 2004; and if he will make a statement; (203540)

(2) how many parents have received fixed penalty notices in relation to condoned absenteeism of pupils since their inception, broken down by index of multiple deprivation decile; and if he will make a statement.

The information requested is not available. The Department only collects aggregate data at local authority level on the number of penalty notices issued to parents in respect of the offence of failing to ensure their children's regular school attendance.