HC Deb 28 October 1983 vol 47 c230W
Mr. Yeo

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many appeals under section 68 or 99 of the Education Act 1944 he has received from parents or their representatives requesting the further education of handicapped students from the ages of 16 to 19 years, which has been refused by a local education authority, in the years 1980–81, 1981–82 and 1982–83; and how many of these have been successful.

Sir Keith Joseph

The Department does not keep records which would enable it to provide the information for the years requested. I am currently considering complaints on behalf of a small number of handicapped young people which allege that local education authorities are failing to fulfil their duty to provide education for them.