HC Deb 08 February 1972 vol 830 cc348-50W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what steps have now been taken to the benefit of children suffering from autism and other forms of early childhood psychosis under the provisions of Section 26 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970;

(2) what steps have now been taken to the benefit of children who are both deaf and blind under the provisions of Section 25 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970;

(3) what steps have now been taken to the benefit of children suffering from dyslexia under the provisions of Section 27 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970.

Mrs. Thatcher

Circular 12/70 called for the information required under Section 25 of the Act, and 476 children with defects of both sight and hearing were ultimately reported. Circular 6/71 called for information about autistic children as required by Section 26 of the Act, and for certain other information, which will be made available when it has been tabulated. The subject of dyslexia was referred to my Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children last year, and its report is published today. I am now consulting the associations of local education authorities and teachers about the steps

£ Percentage of total budget
United Nations Regular Budget 3,707,008 5.90
Special and Other Accounts:
United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) 1,880,000 9.75
World Food Programme 1,064,000 1.30
Cyprus Operation (UNFICYP) 1,750,000(a)
Consolidated Educational and Training Programme for South Africa 50,000 20.00
United Nations Fund for Population Activities 250,000
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 150,000 5.50
International Atomic Energy Authority:
Regular Budget 323,276 5.99
Operational Budget 62,900 5.99
United Nations Development Programme 6,000,000 6.00
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 700,000 (b) 4.30
United Nations Institute for Training and Research 43,000 6.60
United Nations Focal Point (Relief for East Pakistan Refugees) 10,500,000
United Nations East Pakistan Relief Operation 2,000,000 (c)
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2,593 10.86
Specialised Agencies:
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) 1,105,275 8.33
FAO Voluntary Funds 43,507
World Health Organisation (WHO) 1,852,594 5.95
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 893,849 5.58
International Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome 9,380
International Labour Organisation (ILO) 1,188,083 9.12
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) 246,907(d) 8.09
International Telecommunications Union (ITU) 160,233 6.32
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) 80,651 6.00
WMO Voluntary Assistance Programmes (World Weather Watch) 90,389
Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO) 68,168 10.68
IMCO Headquarters 104,000 80.00
Universal Postal Union (UPU) 20,735 2.62
International Development Association (IDA) 14,188,267 (e)
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) 1,701,319 (f)
International Finance Corporation (IFC) — (f)
TOTAL 50,235,134
(a) The United Kingdom's financial support for UNFICYP is expressed in terms of an overall financial contribution of £1,750,000 Provision both for the extra costs of the United Kingdom Force contribution and for the cash portion of the contribution (which cannot exceed £1,250,000) is contained within this figure. The cost of logistical support to the non-British elements in UNFICYP is also offset against the cash portion of the United Kingdom contribution.

it recommends. It is for local education authorities to make suitable educational arrangements for all the children suffering from the disabilities referred to.