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Special Educational Needs Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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Amendment of reply by the board

13.—(1) The board, if it has delivered a written reply pursuant to regulation 12, may, in an exceptional case—

(a)with the permission of the President at any time before the hearing; or

(b)with the permission of the tribunal at the hearing itself,

amends its reply, deliver a supplementary written reply or amend such a supplementary reply.

(2) The President or, as the case may be, the tribunal may give permission under paragraph (1) on such terms as he or it thinks fit including the payment of costs or expenses.

(3) The board may, in an exceptional case—

(a)with the permission of the President at any time within 15 working days from the date on which the parent could have delivered a written response under regulation 8(1); or

(b)with the permission of the tribunal at the hearing itself deliver—

(i)written evidence (if it has not previously done so); or

(ii)further written evidence.

(4) The board shall before the hearing send to the Secretary of the Tribunal a copy of every amendment and supplementary statement made by it, including any written evidence delivered under paragraph (3).

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