§ Mr. Anthony Coombs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what progress is being made on establishing the special educational needs tribunal; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Forth
I am pleased to be able to announce that regulations governing the tribunal's procedures have today been laid before the House. In addition, a guide to the tribunal, entitled "Special Educational Needs Tribunal: How to Appeal", which has been awarded the crystal mark by the Plain English Campaign, will be published shortly. The guide will suggest easy-to-follow steps for parents wishing to appeal to the tribunal. I am arranging for proof copies of the guide to be placed in the Library.