HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 c70W
Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Education how many spastic children there are in England and Wales, respectively; and, approximately, what proportion of these children attend special schools in each county.

Mr. Tomlinson

There is no reliable information for England and Wales about the incidence of cerebral palsy which is a handicap varying greatly in degree and type. Not all spastic children need education in special schools and those attending special schools for the physically handicapped are not, in general, separately classified. I regret, therefore, that I am unable to give the statistical information asked for.