§ 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.