HC Deb 19 July 1994 vol 247 c137W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his answer of 8 July,Official Report, columns 327–28, how many delegates attended each of the conferences on special educational needs.

Mr. Forth

The number of delegates attending each conference was as follows:

Location Date Number
London 15 June 218
Manchester 21 June 200
York 24 June 214
Cardiff 1 July 129
Bristol 5 July 166
Birmingham 7 July 217

Mr. Anthony Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress is being made on establishing the special educational needs tribunal; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Forth

I am pleased to be able to announce that regulations governing the tribunal's procedures have today been laid before the House. In addition, a guide to the tribunal, entitled "Special Educational Needs Tribunal: How to Appeal", which has been awarded the crystal mark by the Plain English Campaign, will be published shortly. The guide will suggest easy-to-follow steps for parents wishing to appeal to the tribunal. I am arranging for proof copies of the guide to be placed in the Library.