HC Deb 24 February 1966 vol 725 c130W
Mr. Hamling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what provision his Department is making, in the light of the plan to raise the school-leaving age by 1970, for the education of children placed in special schools.

Mr. Denis Howell

My right hon. Friend does not propose to raise the compulsory school age for pupils in special schools, which is already 16; but he hopes that increasing numbers of children will either remain at special schools beyond this age or go on to various forms of further education.

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