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Special Educational Needs

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 30 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on special educational needs, what types of expenditure are accounted for within the category of inter-authority recoupment. (271469)

The category of inter-authority recoupment reports expenditure and income in relation to the additional costs of educating pupils who live in one local authority but are educated in another local authority. Inter-authority recoupment applies to pupils with statements of special educational needs, those in special schools (with or without statements) and children educated in hospitals or by bedside tuition. The local authority providing the education is entitled to charge the local authority in which the child lives for a contribution to the costs of the education.