HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 c2877
31. Mr. Beswick

asked the Minister of Education what special training facilities are available for mentally backward and deficient children in the Uxbridge and Hillingdon districts of Middlesex.

Mr. Pearson (Comptroller of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. There is a residential special school for educationally subnormal children at Hillingdon, and the Middlesex Local Education Authority maintain several day special schools for these children in other parts of the county. They are further proposing to provide a boarding school at Fetcham. Provision is made for the special educational treatment of the less seriously retarded children in the ordinary primary and secondary schools in the area.

Mr. Beswick

Is my hon. Friend aware that there is one child at least in that area who comes under the category and who has had no training for seven years owing to the lack of accommodation? Will he have the matter looked into?

Mr. Pearson

If my hon. Friend will supply the name and address to the Minister, I think the matter will have attention.