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Deaf Young People (Education)

Education and Skills written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Patsy Calton Patsy Calton Liberal Democrat, Cheadle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of profoundly deaf young people achieved (a) five A to C GCSE grades and (b) five A to G GCSE grades, broken down by local authority in the last four years.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Skills and Vocational Education)

The Department currently does not collect this information centrally, though we shall shortly be consulting on whether and how data on different types of special educational needs could be collected. Subject to the outcome of this consultation, the data requested might be collected from January 2004.

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