HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c316W
118. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Education how many deaf children are waiting for vacancies at special residential schools.

Mr. Tomlinson

In February last, about 470 deaf children in England and Wales were awaiting admission to special schools. Since then, 70 extra boarding places have been provided and 200 more places are expected next year, with further provision to follow.