To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what sub-categories of exclusions are included in the figure listed under "Other" for exclusions in London referred to in his answer of 18 April 2006, Official Report, columns 176-78.
Schools and local authorities select from the following list which category best describes the reason for exclusion.
Physical assault against a pupil
Physical assault against an adult
Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against a pupil
Verbal abuse/threatening behaviour against an adult
Drug and alcohol-related
Persistent disruptive behaviour
Sub-categories of these twelve reasons for exclusion are not collected centrally. The 'other' category should be used when the reason for exclusion is not adequately described by the other eleven categories given in the list.