§ 28. Squadron Leader Burden
asked the Minister of Education what steps he proposes taking to provide adequate school space for mentally retarded children.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
It is my policy to encourage local education authorities to make increased special school provision for educationally sub-normal children as quickly as possible within the limits of my resources.
§ Squadron Leader Burden
Will the right hon. Gentleman get in touch with the appropriate authority and ask for a report on the conditions in the borough of Gillingham, which are very bad indeed? Will he endeavour to do something about it?
§ Mr. Somerville Hastings
Can my right hon. Friend give an estimate of the number of children who are not mentally retarded for whom there is a lack of school places at present?