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Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeals have been made to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those appeals were successful. (255708)

The information requested is shown in the following table:

Range1

Appeals Received2

Appeals Registered

Successful3

1998-99

2,595

2,412

921

1999-00

2,642

2,463

931

2000-01

3,035

2,728

757

2001-02

3,445

3,048

684

2002-03

3,772

3,532

683

2003-04

3,637

3,354

725

2004-05

3,513

3,215

677

2005-06

3,717

3,410

666

2006-07

3,370

3,110

673

2007-08

3,635

3,392

624

1 The data relate to academic years, September to August.

2 The SEND annual data are presented on the basis of: All Appeals Received and Appeals Registered. The Appeal Received data also include appeals received by SEND that fall outside of SEND jurisdiction. The Appeals Registered data include all the appeals that are accepted by SEND as falling within its jurisdiction and which are taken forward to hearing and disposal.

3 The successful decisions issued do not relate to appeals registered in that particular year; this figure will include appeals which were carried over from the preceding year. The registered appeals are those which could be decided i.e. those which were within jurisdiction and within the time limits in which an appeal must be lodged.