§ Liz Blackman
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what action he proposes to take in support of teachers and schools confronted by persistent poor behaviour on the part of a small number of pupils. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Following wide consultation, we will issue detailed new guidance for schools and local education authorities, including advice on good practice, to accompany implementation of the discipline provisions in the Education Act 1997. We will support locally devised projects to tackle behaviour problems under the grants for education support and training (GEST) programme, and will take more active steps to disseminate examples of good practice emerging from these projects.