§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in Gloucestershire(a) are statemented, (b) receive special educational needs support in mainstream schools and (c) attend special schools; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Margaret Hodge
[holding answer 6 February 2004]In January 2003, the most recent data available, there were 2,730 pupils in Gloucestershire who had a statement of special educational needs. The number of pupils attending special schools was 1,060. For those children who were identified as having special educational needs but did not have a statement, 7,180 were educated in mainstream primary and 4,900 were educated in mainstream secondary education.