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Special Educational Needs Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1997

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8.—(1) If the board delivers a reply under regulation 12 the parent may deliver a written response to it.

(2) A response under paragraph (1) shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Tribunal not later than 15 working days from the date on which the parent receives a copy of the board’s written reply from the Secretary of the Tribunal.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5) a response under paragraph (1) shall include all written evidence which the parent wishes to submit to the tribunal (unless such evidence was delivered with the notice of appeal).

(4) The parent may in an exceptional case (in addition to delivering a response under paragraph (1))—

(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,

amend the notice of appeal or any response, deliver a supplementary statement of grounds of appeal or amend a supplementary statement of grounds of appeal.

(5) The parent may in an exceptional case—

(a)with the permission of the President at any time within 15 working days from the date on which a response under paragraph (2) could have been delivered; or

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

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

(ii)further written evidence.

(6) The parent shall deliver a copy of every amendment and supplementary statement made under paragraph (4)(a) and any written evidence delivered under paragraph (5)(a) to the Secretary of the Tribunal.

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