§ Mr. Matthew Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what further representations he has received following the announcement of new measures to strengthen support for pupils with special educational needs; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
Ministers and officials have continued to meet numerous organisations concerned with special educational needs to discuss issues arising from the Education Bill. On 11 November 1992 and 7 January 1993 I met the Special Education Consortium, and am meeting it again on 4 March, with my right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State. We have welcomed the constructive contribution which the consortium has made to this important debate.