HC Deb 22 March 1951 vol 485 cc309-10W
10. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Education what arrangements are being made for the future education of Albert Dallas, aged 10 years, 15, Corsham Street, Hoxton, N.1, who was injured by a bomb in infancy and is now crippled, after spending some years in hospital, and who was excluded from the Rochelle School on 16th January, 1951, after being caned repeatedly.

Mr. Hardman

My right hon. Friend is informed by the London County Council that this child was excluded from school owing to his difficult behaviour, and after reference to the school medical officer was sent for examination at a child guidance unit. As the result of the report received, the authority have arranged for a further examination in a few days' time before deciding what type of special educational treatment is likely to be most beneficial for him.

18. Mr. Leather

asked the Minister of Education why the Somerset Education Authority have refused a grant to Miss Leila Walsh, Radstock, Somerset.

Mr. Hardman

My right hon. Friend cannot say. This matter is entirely within the discretion of the local authority.