§ Mr. Kevin Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make his policy to require local education authorities to complete statutory special educational needs assessments within a six-month time period; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
On 11 June my noble Friend the Minister of State announced in another place the Government's wide-ranging proposals to legislate on special educational needs. They include regulating the time scales within which assessment procedures must be completed. We shall consult widely on the detail of our proposals.