Written Answers. - Special Educational Needs.

Marian Harkin

Question:

77 Ms Harkin asked the Minister for Education and Science the number of primary school pupils nationally who were originally recommended as needing resource teaching or special needs support during the school year 2002-03; and the number who were subsequently denied resource hours or special needs support. [17254/03]

The statistics for the 2002-03 school year are not yet available. Once the figures are finalised, I will make arrangements to send them to the Deputy.