Truancy:Written question - 69810

Asked by Tim Farron
(Westmorland and Lonsdale)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 29 March 2017
Department for Education
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 by: Edward Timpson
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:

Grouped Questions: 69808 | 69809

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