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Special Educational Needs Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Action by the board on receipt of a notice of appeal

12.—(1) A board which receives a copy of a notice of appeal shall deliver to the Secretary of the Tribunal a written reply acknowledging service upon it of the notice of appeal and stating—

(a)whether or not the board intends to oppose the appeal and, if it does intend to oppose the appeal, the grounds on which it relies; and

(b)the name and profession of the representative of the board and the address for service of the board for the purposes of the appeal.

(2) A written reply under paragraph (1) shall include—

(a)a statement summarising the facts relating to the disputed decision;

(b)if they are not part of the decision, the reasons for the disputed decision; and

(c)subject to regulation 13(3) all written evidence which the board wishes to submit to the tribunal.

(3) A written reply under paragraph (1) shall be signed by an officer of the board who is authorised to sign such documents and shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Tribunal not later than 20 working days after the date on which the copy of the notice of appeal was received by the board from the Secretary of the Tribunal.

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