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Disabled People: Education

Volume 687: debated on Wednesday 29 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What consideration they have given to the findings of the Snowdon Survey 2006 on continuing inequalities in further and higher educational opportunities for students with disabilities; and whether they will take any action as a result of the survey. [HL172]

I pay tribute to the work of the Snowdon Award Scheme, now in its 25th year. As the Snowdon Survey 2006 acknowledges, the majority of disabled students do now receive the additional funding and support that they need, but there is always room for improvement.

The department will be looking closely at the Snowdon survey and will be using the findings to inform a new cross-government strategy for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LLDD) to be launched in spring 2007.