Pre-legislative scrutiny: Special educational needs

Inquiry status: Report and Government Response published

The Committee published its report on the Pre-legislative scrutiny: Special Educational needs on 12 December 2012.

The Committee drew a range of conclusions and made recommendations which are now being considered by the Department for Education. A Departmental response to the Committee’s recommendations has been published and can be found at the link here Government Response



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