HC Deb 15 March 1994 vol 239 c627W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) how many appeals from Doncaster education authority relating to dyslexia are being currently dealt with by his Department;

(2) how many appeals are currently with his Department in respect of children who have been statemented by Doncaster local education authority; how many statements have been assessed; and how many children have been made the subject of formal assessment by Doncaster education authority for each of the last 10 years;

(3) how many children have been (a) statemented and (b) formally assessed by Doncaster education authority in each year for the last 10 years, whose special need is as a result of diagnosis of dyslexia.

Mr. Forth

The Department is currently dealing with two appeals from parents of children with special educational needs in Doncaster. Neither of these children has dyslexia.

Information on the number of formal assessments and statements made by Doncaster LEA, for each year since 1984, is shown in the table. Information is not available centrally on the special need or needs for which a given statement was issued.

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