§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the provision of support in schools for children with dyslexia; and ii she will ensure that providers of teacher training take account of the code of practice on special educational needs. 
§ Mrs. Gillan
The code of practice gives practical guidance to LEAs and the governing bodies of maintained schools on their responsibilities towards children with special educational needs, including those with dyslexia. The specific forms of support provided are a matter for individual schools and—in the case of children with statements—LEAs to determine, in consultation with parents. The Teacher Training Agency is developing national standards for newly qualified teachers, which will clarify the existing criteria, used in DfEE circulars, in the light of the code of practice.