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Industrial Health and Safety: Schools

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many serious injuries to school teachers caused by physical violence in schools in (a) each local education authority area and (b) England were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in each year from 2000; and if he will make a statement. (266330)

Reported injuries to school teachers caused by physical violence since 2000 show that on average 189 incidents are reported to HSE by schools in England each year. There is no clear overall trend in the number of reported injuries across the period. A full breakdown of incidents reported in each local authority area and across England has been placed in the Library.