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Special Needs Education

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many appeals against a refusal on the part of a local authority to issue a statement of special needs there were in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority. (187188)

I have been asked to reply.

The number of appeals made in the last five years, against the decision of a local authority to refuse to issue of statement of special educational needs, are presented in the following table, broken down by local authority.

Appeals made on refusal to statement

Local authority

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Total

Barking and Dagenham

1

1

2

2

6

Barnet

1

2

3

Barnsley

2

2

4

Bath and NE Somerset

1

2

3

Bedfordshire

1

2

1

4

Bexley

2

6

11

13

32

Birmingham

2

2

6

1

5

16

Blackburn

1

1

2

Bolton

1

2

3

Bournemouth

1

1

1

3

Bradford

1

1

2

Brent

1

1

1

1

4

Bridgend

1

1

Brighton and Hove

1

1

Bristol City

4

1

4

1

5

15

Bromley

3

1

9

7

20

Buckinghamshire

1

3

5

1

10

Calderdale

6

5

4

1

16

Cambridgeshire

1

3

1

5

Camden

1

1

2

Cheshire

3

4

2

6

8

23

Cornwall

12

7

6

1

2

28

Coventry

1

1

Croydon

1

1

2

2

3

9

Cumbria

3

1

1

5

Darlington

1

1

Derby City

3

1

1

5

Derbyshire

3

2

2

4

11

Devon

2

1

3

1

3

10

Doncaster

1

1

2

8

12

Dorset

1

1

1

1

4

Dudley

1

3

4

Durham

9

11

5

7

6

38

Ealing

1

5

1

7

East Riding of Yorkshire

1

1

2

East Sussex

5

7

6

5

8

31

Enfield

1

1

Essex

2

4

3

4

6

19

Gateshead

2

1

1

4

Gloucestershire

1

1

2

4

8

Greenwich

2

2

1

5

Gwynedd

1

1

Hackney

2

2

2

3

9

Halton

1

1

Hammersmith and Fulham

1

1

Hampshire

2

9

3

9

3

26

Haringey

1

1

2

Harrow

2

1

3

Havering

1

1

Herefordshire

1

2

1

4

Hertfordshire

3

6

2

4

2

17

Hillingdon

1

1

2

Hounslow

1

2

1

4

Isle of Wight

3

1

1

1

1

7

Islington

1

2

3

Kensington and Chelsea

2

1

2

1

6

Kent

8

11

13

12

6

50

Kingston upon Thames

1

2

3

Kingston-upon-Hull, City

4

1

5

Kirklees

1

1

1

1

4

Knowsley

1

1

Lambeth

5

1

3

9

Lancashire

10

6

7

9

1

33

Leeds

2

2

4

1

9

Leicester City

3

2

1

3

4

13

Leicestershire

5

7

6

12

9

39

Lewisham

5

1

3

5

14

Lincolnshire

2

2

1

6

4

15

Liverpool

5

3

1

3

8

20

Manchester

2

2

2

6

Medway

3

3

1

2

9

Merton

2

2

5

9

Middlesbrough

2

1

2

5

Milton Keynes

2

1

1

1

1

6

Neath Port Talbot

2

Newcastle upon Tyne

1

1

Newham

3

1

1

2

2

9

Norfolk

1

1

5

3

10

North East Lincolnshire

3

2

1

2

8

North Lincolnshire

4

2

3

3

12

North Somerset

2

2

2

3

1

10

North Tyneside

2

2

2

6

North Yorkshire

3

2

2

7

1

15

Northamptonshire

3

1

1

5

Northumberland

1

2

3

Nottingham City

1

1

2

Nottinghamshire

2

1

3

Oldham

2

2

4

Oxfordshire

1

1

Pembrokeshire

1

1

Peterborough

2

2

4

Plymouth

1

1

2

4

Poole

1

1

2

Portsmouth

1

4

1

1

7

Powys

2

2

Reading

1

1

Redbridge

1

1

Redcar and Cleveland

2

1

1

4

Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

3

3

Richmond upon Thames

2

2

Rochdale

1

1

Rotherham

2

1

3

6

Salford

4

1

2

1

1

9

Sandwell

3

3

3

2

11

Sefton

1

1

2

Sheffield

2

5

4

3

4

18

Shropshire

2

4

3

10

3

22

Slough

1

1

2

Solihull

1

1

Somerset

1

4

3

5

4

17

South Gloucestershire

2

2

1

1

6

South Tyneside

1

1

Southampton

4

4

Southend

2

1

2

5

Southwark

2

5

5

2

1

15

Staffordshire

10

7

4

1

2

24

Stockport

1

1

1

3

Stockton-on-Tees

1

1

Stoke-on-Trent

1

2

2

1

6

Suffolk

2

1

1

5

9

Sunderland

2

1

1

1

1

6

Surrey

1

9

3

2

14

29

Sutton

1

1

Swindon

1

2

3

Tameside

1

1

3

5

Telford and Wrekin

1

5

3

9

Thurrock

1

1

2

2

6

Torbay

7

1

8

Tower Hamlets

2

2

Trafford

2

5

3

10

Wakefield

1

1

1

2

5

Walsall

2

1

1

4

Waltham Forest

1

5

1

7

Wandsworth

1

5

1

7

Warrington

1

2

3

Warwickshire

2

2

2

2

8

West Sussex

3

7

3

1

2

16

Westminster

1

1

1

3

Wigan

4

3

3

4

1

15

Wiltshire

5

5

5

9

4

28

Windsor and Maidenhead

3

1

1

5

Wirral

1

2

1

4

Wokingham

1

1

2

4

Wolverhampton

1

1

2

Worcestershire

1

1

1

3

York City

1

1

Total

230

256

209

268

233

1,194