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Explanatory Memorandum to Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005


5.The Department of Education and the Department for Employment and Learning issued the SEND Bill Consultation Document jointly during 2002-2003. A consultation on this Order was held from 1 April to 28 June 2004. Documentation and further information about the consultations is available at, in hard copy or in alternative formats upon request from the Departments.

6.Articles 34 to 39 were not included in either consultation. These provisions were due to be included in the Disability Discrimination Order. For drafting reasons the provisions have been included in this Order instead. A short consultation was held in January 2005.

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