§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many children had statements of special educational need in each of the old county councils at the date of their abolition. 
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
The available information is as follows:
Number of pupils with statements of special educational needs under section 168 of the Education Act 1993 at 16 January 19961. LEA January 1996 Clwyd 2,732 Dyfed 2,454 Gwent 12,475 Gwynedd 11,087 Mid Glamorgan 1,721 Powys 733 South Glamorgan 1,967 West Glamorgan 1,886 1 The figures shown for Gwent and Gwynedd relate to January 1995.