§ Dr. Goodson-Wickes
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement regarding the central monitoring of individual local education authorities' performance in fulfilling their statutory duty to identify pupils with dyslexia.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
It is for individual local education authorities, in the exercise of their statutory duties under the 1981 Education Act, to make provision for the identification of children with special educational needs. My right hon. Friend has no plans for central monitoring of LEAs' performance concerning dyslexia.