§ Mr. Brian Parkyn
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mentally sub-normal children attend special schools in Bedfordshire; and what plans he has to increase the number of available places.
§ Mr. Snow
There are 116 mentally sub-normal children attending junior training centres. I understand that work will start next year on a new centre and that another will follow which will increase the number of places to 166. Questions about places in special schools for the educationally sub-normal are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science.