§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many children in each local education authority were assessed for statements of special educational need in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those children received statements.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
Full information on assessments is not collected centrally. The number of pupils who received a statement of special education needs for the first time in each local education authority and the number assessed but not issued with a statement are shown in the table.101W
1 The numbers of pupils for whom statements were made for the first time may include a number of pupils receiving statements who had been assessed during the previous calendar year and exclude a number who while having been assessed, are awaiting receipt of their statement.
2Prior to 1991 this information was not collected.