Special Educational Needs

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Alasdair McDonnell Alasdair McDonnell Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow Spokesperson (Education), Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) special educational needs tribunal cases and (b) special educational needs judicial review cases there were in each education and library board in each of the last five years.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The number of appeals to the special educational needs tribunal in each education and library board for each of the last five years is shown in the following table:

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
BELB 8 4 3 3 1
NEELB 6 13 12 9 9
SEELB 6 3 13 13 3
SELB 12 4 4 3 3
WELB 2 10 5 4 11

The number of special educational needs judicial reviews in each education and library board for each of the last five years is shown in the following table:

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
BELB 0 1 1 4 3
NEELB 2 0 2 1 0
SEELB 0 2 9 8 5
SELB 0 0 1 2 0
WELB 0 0 0 0 1

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