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Teachers: Males

Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency did not have a male teacher at the latest date for which information is available. [324535]

Mr. Coaker: Information on the number of local authority maintained nursery and primary schools in each local authority and parliamentary constituency that do not have a male teacher in service, in England, January 2009, the latest information available, have been placed in the House Libraries.

Teenage Pregnancy

Mr. Anthony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for a successor strategy to the teenage pregnancy strategy. [324023]

Dawn Primarolo: On 24 February 2010-to coincide with the publication of the latest (2008) under-18 conception data by the Office for National Statistics-the Department and the Department of Health jointly published "Teenage Pregnancy Strategy: Beyond 2010", which sets out the Government's on-going commitment to reducing England's teenage pregnancy rate. A copy can be found at the following link:

Truancy

Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of primary school pupils were persistent absentees in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency in each of the last 10 years. [324537]

Mr. Coaker: Information on persistent absentees in primary schools is only available from 2006/07 onwards. Information at local authority level for 2006/07, 2007/08 and 2008/09, and parliamentary constituency level for 2007/08 and 2008/09 has been placed in the Libraries. To provide further information would incur disproportionate cost.


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