HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 c2236W
Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Minister of Education what steps he has taken in fulfilment of the promise given in the Debate on Clause 31 of the Education Bill to consider appointing an advisory committee on handicapped children.

Mr. Butler

I have appointed the following as an Advisory Committee to advise me on such matters relating to children requiring special educational treatment as I may submit to them or as they may consider require investigation:

The hon. Member for Tottenham, South (Mr. Messer)—(Chairman).

Professor James M. Mackintosh, Barrister-at-Law, Professor of Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine—(Vice-Chairman).

Dr. A. A. E. Newth, D.P.H., Senior School Medical Officer of Nottingham.

Mr. E. W. Woodhead, Director of Education, Kent.

To assist the Committee in their consideration of any specific question under review, I shall, from time to time, appoint as additional members persons possessing special knowledge and experience of the particular category of handicapped children concerned.