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Special Educational Needs

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much time it has taken on average for children to be placed in schools following the conclusion of special educational needs and disability tribunal appeals in each of the last three years. (219975)

[holding answer 21 July 2008]: This information is not collected centrally.

We place great importance in ensuring local authorities comply with orders made by SENDIST within statutory time limits. The Secretary of State will not hesitate to use his powers to direct an authority as to the action they should take where he is aware an authority is failing to comply with a statutory duty.