HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 c239W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Education the number of schools for the deaf; the present waiting period before entrants will be accepted; and if there is any discrimination made between those hereditarily deaf and those deaf as the result of illness or accident.

Miss Wilkinson

There are in England and Wales 22 day special schools and 21 boarding special schools for deaf pupils. In the case of the day schools and a few of the boarding schools there are no waiting lists and pupils can be admitted without delay, but my information is that in most of the boarding schools applicants may have to wait for a year or even longer before admission. So far as I am aware no discrimination is made on grounds of the age of onset or cause of deafness.

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