Pupils: Bullying

Education written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Diane Abbott Diane Abbott Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many incidents of bullying relating to obesity were recorded in schools in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department does not collect data on the incidence of bullying relating to obesity.

Tackling poor behaviour in all its forms—including bullying—is a top priority for the Government. No child should feel victimised because of their weight, or for any other reason, and where bullying occurs, schools must have robust procedures in place to respond to it quickly and effectively.

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