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Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord Dubs: Information in the form requested is not readily available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Northern Ireland: SEN Pupil Expenditure

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for Northern Ireland showing for state primary and secondary schools separately, the amount of money spent per pupil, the total amount of money spent and the percentage of the total budget spent on:


    (a) pupils with Special Educational Needs and with Statements of Special Educational Need; and


    (b) pupils with Special Educational Needs but without Statements of Special Educational Need;


    in each of the years 1983 to 1998, showing data separately for boys, girls and all pupils and including, for each category of school, the number of schools and the number of pupils on roll.[HL2215]

Lord Dubs: Information is not available centrally in the form in which it has been requested.

Northern Ireland: SEN Pupil Numbers

Baroness Blatch asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will publish data for Northern Ireland showing for comprehensive schools, modern schools, grammar schools and all state secondary schools separately, the percentage of pupils on roll and the percentage of all 16 year-old pupils in each of the years 1983 to 1998:


    (a) With Special Educational Needs and with Statements of Special Educational Need;


    (b) With Special Educational Needs but without Statements of Special Educational Need;


    showing data separately for boys, girls and all pupils and including, for each category of school, the number of schools, the number of pupils on roll and the number of 16 year-old pupils.[HL2274]

Lord Dubs: The available information is as follows:

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Percentage of pupils on roll with statements of special educational needs

1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92
BoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotal
Secondary (Non-Grammar)0.80.60.70.90.60.71.10.60.81.20.61.0
Grammar0.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.10.1
All Grant-Aided0.50.40.40.60.40.50.70.40.50.80.40.6

Number of schools and number of pupils

1986-87 1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92
SchoolsPupilsSchoolsPupilsSchoolsPupilsSchoolsPupilsSchoolsPupilsSchoolsPupils
Secondary (Non-Grammar)17796,11517792,53417489,96817087,81416986,66716687,525
Grammar7452,9737252,4667153,1317053,1197054,4797055,770

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Percentage of pupils on roll with statements of special educational needs

1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96
BoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotalBoys GirlsTotal
Secondary (Non-Grammar)1.50.71.11.70.81.32.11.01.6----1.6
Grammar0.20.20.20.20.10.20.20.10.2----0.2
All Grant-Aided1.00.50.71.10.50.81.40.61.0----1.0

1996-97 1997-98 1998-99
BoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotalBoysGirlsTotal
Secondary (Non-Grammar)----1.92.61.32.02.71.32.0
Grammar----0.20.20.20.20.30.20.2
All Grant-Aided----1.21.70.81.21.80.81.3

Percentage of year 12(4) pupils with statements of special educational needs

1992-931993-941994-951995-961996-971997-981998-99
Secondary (Non-Grammar)0.91.11.41.41.62.02.1
Grammar0.10.20.20.10.10.20.2
All Grant-Aided0.60.81.00.91.11.41.4

(4) Pupils in Northern Ireland are aged 16 at the end of Year 12.


Number of schools and number of pupils

1992-93 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96
SchoolsAll pupilsYear 12 pupilsSchoolsAll pupilsYear 12 pupilsSchoolsAll pupilsYear 12 pupilsSchoolsAll pupilsYear 12 pupils
Secondary (Non-Grammar)16488,00515,17316189,16715,70316189,53416,00016590,42617,196
Grammar7057,5078,2207159,0978,1327160,5029,3607161,1509,447

1996-97 1997-98 1998-99
SchoolsAll PupilsYear 12 PupilsSchoolsAll PupilsYear 12 PupilsSchoolsAll PupilsYear 12 Pupils
Secondary (Non-Grammar)16790,74616,68916690,85816,35916591,75216,551
Grammar7161,9979,3567262,2369,3557262,1929,375



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