HC Deb 22 March 1951 vol 485 c309W
5. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Education when the 138 educationally sub-normal children in the area of the Divisional Executive for north-west Kent now awaiting places in special schools can expect to be accommodated in the additional facilities to be provided in the development plan.

Mr. Hardman

My right hon. Friend finds that owing to a misunderstanding the figure he gave my hon. Friend on 13th February related to a much wider area. The figure for the area of the North-Western Divisional Executive is 37. In Kent, as elsewhere, a long-term programme will be required to make good the large deficiency of accommodation for educationally sub-normal children, and in the present circumstances he cannot forecast when the needs of the North-Western Divisional area will be fully met.