By way of showing just how much one really should not trust this government's assurances, check out the following from Action for the Rights for Children:
"From 2006 the DfES is proposing to collect far more information via PLASC, (Pupil Level Annual School Census), including full addresses, details of services that a child is receiving, attendance and exclusions. We are told by the Independent Schools Council that they are coming under pressure to submit the same PLASC return as state schools. If you would like a reminder of what ARCH was told about PLASC when we first campaigned on this issue several years ago, take a look at the PLASC archives on the ARCH website. It seems that the government's promises were worthless".