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Question for Department for Education

UIN 69810, tabled on 29 March 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many parents were (a) prosecuted for and (b) found guilty of truancy in each of the last two years.

Answered on

19 April 2017

Statistics on truancy for 2014 and 2015 (latest currently available) are published by the Ministry of Justice in the “Criminal justice statistics outcomes by offence data tool”, available at:

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