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Schools: Weather

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local education authorities' schools were closed (a) on each day of the week and (b) in total during the week beginning 2 February 2009. (255027)

There is no duty upon schools or local authorities to report school closures to the Department, so we do not routinely collect this information. Because of the number of schools closed in the week in question, we are collecting this information on a one-off basis. I will write to the hon. Member shortly when the information has been collected, and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Libraries.