HC Deb 19 December 2003 vol 416 c70W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children have been statemented as having special needs in the constituency of Portsmouth South in each year since 2001. [141350]

Margaret Hodge

The available information relates to the number of pupils with statements of special educational needs attending schools in the constituency of Portsmouth South, and is shown in the following table.

All schools: Number of pupils with Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Position in January each year 2001 to 2003
Portsmouth South constituency Number of pupils with statements of SEN
20011 n/a
20022 221
20032 174
n/a = Not available.
1 For 2001 SEN data are known to be incomplete and estimates at this level are not deemed reliable.
2 Changes in the way stages of SEN are reported were introduced in 2002 and more widely used in 2003. It is possible that some discontinuity in the time series data has resulted from this underlying change.


Annual Schools" Census

The number of pupils who have been newly statemented is not available at parliamentary constituency level.

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