§ Mr. GOLDSTONE
asked the President of the Board of Education how many local authorities have put the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act, 1899, into operation; how many children of the various classes were treated by such local authorities during the last statistical year; and what is the estimated number of children not treated through the inaction of those authorities which have not adopted the Act?
§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
The answer to the first part of the question is 142. With regard to the second part of the question, the number of children on the registers of special schools under the Elementary Education (Defective and Epileptic Children) Act, 1899, in England and Wales on the 31st July of this year was 17,333, of whom 12,253 were mentally defective, 4,703 physically defective, and 377 epileptic. I have no information with regard to the last part of the question.