§ 4. Mr. Hayman
asked the Minister of Education how many defective children in Cornwall are now awaiting places in special schools; and what are the prospects of such places becoming available.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
In January this year, 212 handicapped pupils were awaiting places in special schools of various types; of these, 147 were educationally subnormal. The authority intend to open by the end of this year a new school for educationally sub-normal pupils which will take 46 boarders and 14 day pupils, and a boarding home for maladjusted girls. They are seeking places in special schools outside the area for the pupils suffering from other types of handicap.
§ Mr. Hayman
Whilst thanking my right hon. Friend for that answer, may I ask him if he will do all he can to see that special places are available for these children?
§ Brigadier Peto
Would the Minister include children who are partially blind in the classifications he has mentioned?