HC Deb 22 February 1966 vol 725 cc235-6
Q11. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Prime Minister what plans he has for transferring the responsibility for the training of severely subnormal children from the Ministry of Health to the Department of Education and Science.

Mr. George Brown

I have been asked to reply.

None at present, Sir.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

Has the right hon. Gentleman studied Friday's debate? Since the Prime Minister is in Moscow, he will, perhaps, have the opportunity of studying in broad terms Russian experience in this field, which is one from which we can learn something.

Mr. Brown

We have certainly studied Friday's debate, and there is a good deal to be said for keeping this matter under review, but one must make any change which may be in the interests of the children only when one is clear that it is in their interests. That is why we are not changing at the moment.