§ Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what co-ordination is exercised through his Department to ensure that examination boards provide similar facilities for the benefit of specific categories of dyslexic students; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
This Department has no powers to ensure that the independent GCSE examining groups make such provision. The groups have, however, agreed common arrangements to ensure that, as far as possible, candidates should not be disadvantaged by their dyslexia. I will write to the hon. Member about a particular case which he has brought to the attention of my right hon. and learned Friend.