HC Deb 13 May 1954 vol 527 c88W
Mr. Morley

asked the Minister of Education how many pupils were awaiting admission to special schools in December, 1953; and how many of these pupils were educationally sub-normal.

Miss Horsbrugh

Returns received from local education authorities show that in December, 1953, there were 19,861 handicapped children awaiting vacancies in special schools, of whom 12,794 were educationally sub-normal.