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Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many cases of exclusions for children with a special educational need have been referred to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal in (a) St. Albans and (b) Hertfordshire. 
Mr. Dhanda: The Department does not collect the information requested. The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST), which is independent of my Department, publishes details of the numbers and types of cases it deals with on its website www.sendist.gov.uk and can be contacted at SENDIST, Procession House, 55 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7SW.
|Permanent exclusions of pupils with SEN 1997/98-2004/05|
|Permanent exclusions||Fixed period exclusions|
|Number of exclusions||Percentage of permanent exclusions( 1)||Percentage of school population( 2)||Number of exclusions||Percentage of permanent exclusions( 1)||Percentage of school population( 2)|
|n/a = not available|
(1) The number of permanent exclusions expressed as a percentage of the total number of permanent exclusions.
(2) The number of excluded pupils by SEN stage expressed as a percentage of all pupils with the same SEN stage in primary, secondary and all special schools (excludes dually registered pupils) in January.
(3) Figures relating to permanent exclusions are estimates based on incomplete pupil-level data. See Notes to Editors 3.
(4) The introduction of the new SEN Code of Practice means that the number of children with SEN without statements reported in 2000/01 and later are not directly comparable with earlier years. Includes pupils with no SEN and SEN pupils without statements. See Notes to Editors 7.
(5) There was one permanent exclusion and 12 fixed period exclusions for which stage of SEN was not knownthese were included in total for all pupils only.
1. Includes middle schools as deemed.
2. For permanent exclusions includes both maintained and non-maintained special schools. For fixed period exclusions excludes non-maintained special schools.
3. Totals may not appear to equal the sum of component parts because numbers have been rounded to the nearest 10.
Schools Census and Termly Exclusions Survey
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