HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 c205W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are his plans to cater for the educational needs of sub-normal persons who have reached 19 years of age.

Mrs. Thatcher

Local education authorities have a general duty to ensure that their areas have adequate facilities for further and adult education. These may include facilities for mentally handicapped people. Voluntary bodies also make a valuable contribution in this field.