HC Deb 14 June 1956 vol 554 cc753-4
35. Mr. M. Stewart

asked the Minister of Education what progress has been made in the conversion of premises formerly used as approved schools to the needs of maladjusted children.

Mr. Vosper

The only approved school premises taken into use for maladjusted children are Langham Oaks, near Colchester. A special school was opened there on 28th May and will accommodate 40 senior boys.

Mr. Stewart

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether there will be any further examples of this in the near future?

Mr. Vosper

I fear not. I have examined in great detail the cases of all the other schools at present available, and I am reluctantly satisfied that none of them will be suitable for this purpose.

36. Mr. M. Stewart

asked the Minister of Education the average period of time that elapses between the notification of a child as maladjusted and its admission to an appropriate school.

Mr. Vosper

I regret that this information is not available.