HC Deb 21 January 1965 vol 705 c101W
10. Mr. Wood

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, what provision exists in the East Riding of Yorkshire for the education of mentally-handicapped children under the age of seven.

Mr. Prentice

There is one boarding special school for 120 educationally subnormal children in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and a few such children attend day special schools in the County Boroughs of York and Hull. It is the policy of the local education authority not to send children under the age of seven to special schools, but to give them special educational treatment in ordinary schools or, exceptionally, at home.