§ Mr. Wright
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children are on the register of Scottish local authority and grant-aided special schools; how many of these are resident; and how many children are so handicapped as to be incapable of attending school at all.
§ Mr. Ross
At January, 1968, 11,820 children were on the rolls of education authority and grant-aided special schools; 947 of these were resident. In recent years the average number of children reported to local health authorities as unsuitable for education or training in special schools has been about 170 a year, but the total number of such children who are still of school age is not known.