§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will indicate the strength and composition of the multi-disciplinary team which examines severely handicapped children; if she is satisfied that a full team is available on all occasions; if she will ascertain whether all local authorities are supplying full assessment and equipment for such children; and if she will make a statement.483W
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The strength and composition of multi-disciplinary teams vary in accordance with the requirements of individual children. It would be impracticable to make the suggested detailed inquiries of all local education authorities, which in any event share the functions of assessment with the National Health Service.