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 Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Education and Employment) 12:00 pm, 3rd April 2001

The Minister may not want to answer this question substantively, and I do not want to cause a flurry of briefing. On the matter of hearings being conducted in the absence of any member other than the chairman, will she, in due course, consider situations in which it might be sensible for the lay members of a tribunal to examine potential provision in a particular place even when the chairman is unavailable?