§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will review the case of Owen Waide of Carryduff who has been refused special treatment for the conditions of Aspergers and Dyspraxia by the Northern Ireland South-Eastern Education and Library Board. [HL2978]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
The South-Eastern Education and Library Board is currently undertaking a statutory assessment of Owen Waide's special educational needs and in this connection the board's Special Education Sub-Committee met on 15 May 2003 to review the level of specialist provision afforded to Owen. It was then agreed that the board would provide an enhanced level of specialist provision, both at home and at school.
The full detail of the enhanced provision has been communicated to Mr and Mrs Waide and the board is currently awaiting their response.