§ Mr. Lane
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many places in maintained and non-maintained special schools are available for children under five in the following categories, blind, partially sighted, deaf, partially hearing, physically handicapped, delicate, maladjusted educationally subnormal, epileptic, and speech defect.
§ Miss Bacon
Following are the number of children under the age of 5 suffering from various categories of handicap who occupied places in maintained and non-maintained special schools on 1st January, 1969.
Category of Handicap Maintained Non-maintained Blind 5 35 Partially sighted 20 — Deaf 266 97 Partially hearing 43 3 Physically handicapped 268 54 Delicate 45 5 Maladjusted 10 3 Educationally subnormal 30 — Epileptic 5 1 Speech defects 8 —