HC Deb 12 July 1972 vol 840 c382W
Mr. Alexander Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many special schools there are for the disabled; where they are situated; and how many teachers and doctors there are in each school.

Mrs. Thatcher

In January, 1971, the numbers of special schools in England providing for the physically handicapped, and the teachers in them, were as follows:

Schools Teachers
Physcially handicapped 72 568
Physically handicapped and delicate 72 518
144 1,086

The distribution of the schools is shown in Part VII of the Department's List 42, a copy of which I am sending the hon. Member. Doctors are not attached to particular schools but make regular visits to them.