HC Deb 10 March 1955 vol 538 cc589-90
9. Mr. MacColl

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that children who have been ascertained to be educationally subnormal or maladjusted are being brought before juvenile courts as beyond the control of their parents and committed to local authorities as fit persons, because they need closer supervision than they can obtain at home while they are awaiting vacancies in suitable special schools; and whether he will seek powers to enable local education authorities to provide temporary residential accommodation for such children without the necessity of bringing them to court.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education (Mr. Dennis Vosper)

I will consider this matter with my right hon. and gallant Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department.