Clause 19 - Procedure

Part of Special Educational Needs and Disability Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 pm on 3rd April 2001.

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Photo of Margaret Hodge Margaret Hodge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Employment) (Employment and Equal Opportunities) 12:00 pm, 3rd April 2001

We shall obviously have to consider the implications of that, and I shall write to the hon. Gentleman to give him a proper answer.

The hon. Member for South Holland and The Deepings asked about the tribunal's ability to comment in its summing up on any issues that arise in a particular case. I thought that I had given the Committee some reassurance on that during our previous debate. The tribunal may comment on any issue that it feels is pertinent and that may have arisen as a side issue to the one that impacts directly on the child. We do not want to extend that provision beyond the power to comment. Our view is that the anticipatory powers provided for elsewhere will be sufficient to allow the wider implications of any case to be taken into account.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 19 ordered to stand part of the Bill.