HC Deb 13 December 1955 vol 547 c157W
66. Mrs. Cullen

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many uneducable children there are in Scotland; and what residential accommodation is available for this type of child.

Mr. J. Stuart

About 140 children are reported each year by education authorities, on reaching the age of five, as incapable of receiving education or training in a special school. There is no residential accommodation available for these children, apart from mental deficiency institutions for those who are certified under the Mental Deficiency Acts. In such institutions about 1,000 places are occupied by children of school age.