HC Deb 20 March 1970 vol 798 c228W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science on what date he now proposes that local education authorities should take over responsibility for the education of mentally-handicapped children.

Miss Bacon

Subject to approval by Parliament of the Education (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, I anticipate that 1st April, 1971, will be the date on which the transfer will take effect.