HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc138-9W
67. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Health if he will discuss with local authorities and the various voluntary organisations concerned the need for specially trained teachers to assist in the training of mentally handicapped children of comparatively high intelligence who are not considered suitable for admission to schools for the educationally subnormal.

Mr. K. Robinson

The courses approved by the Training Council for Teachers of the Mentally Handicapped are already training the staff of local health authority training centres and hospital schools to deal with the whole range of mentally subnormal children who are unsuitable for education at school.