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Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers under the age of 60 years employed in local authority maintained schools in (a) Suffolk and (b) the East of England left their posts in each of the last five years. 
Jim Knight: The following table provides the number of full and part-time regular teachers aged under 60 who left their posts in local authority maintained schools in the East of England Government office region in each year from 2001-02 to 2005-06, the latest information available. This information is not available by local authority.
Teachers leaving their post are defined as those who left teaching service or went to a teaching post outside of the local authority maintained sector in England or who changed their school or employing authority. Teachers who left a full-time post to take up a part-time post or vice versa are also included.
|Number of full and part-time regular teacher teachers in the local authority maintained sector leaving their post( 1) , 2001-02 to 2005-06, East of England Government office region|
|(1) The number of teachers leaving their post may be slightly underestimated as around 10 to 20 per cent. of part-time teachers are missing from the data source. In addition, it is believed that not all moves between schools within local authorities are recorded.|
(2) Provisional estimates.
Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.
Database of Teachers Records.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in secondary schools in (a) Chorley and (b) other areas in Lancashire were classed as non-persistent truants in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Kevin Brennan: The available information relates to pupil enrolments not classed as persistent absentees (pupils who are absent for more than 20 per cent. of possible sessions of attendance) and is given in the following table.
|State funded secondary schools( 1, 2) , pupil absence, 2006/07|
|Number of enrolments( 3)||Percentage of enrolments who are not classed as persistent absentees( 4)|
|(1) Includes middle schools as deemed.|
(2) Includes maintained secondary schools, academies and city technology colleges.
(3) Number of enrolments in schools between from start of the school year until 25 May 2007. Includes pupils on the school roll for at least one session who are aged between five and 15. Excludes boarders. Some pupils may be counted more than once (if they moved schools during the school year or are registered in more than one school).
(4) A persistent absentee is defined as missing more than 63 sessions in the year, typically, missing more than 20 per cent. of the school year.
Jim Knight: Connexions services are within the scope of joint area reviews of childrens services, led by Ofsted, and from 2009 will be within the scope of inspections under new arrangements for comprehensive area assessment. We have no current plans to introduce a separate inspection programme regarding local authorities Connexions provision.