HC Deb 09 June 1932 vol 266 c2120W
Wing-Commander JAMES

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of mentally defective children for whom special educational facilities have been provided in the last pre-War year and during the last three years; and the additional cost involved in the current year?


The average numbers on the registers of special schools for mentally defective children were as follow:

Year ended 31st March.
1914 13,563
1929 15,479
1930 15,308
1931 15,269
1932 figure not yet available.

In regard to the last part of the question, I regret that information is not available as to expenditure incurred on these schools as distinct from special schools for defective children of other types.