§ 30. Mr. Hardy
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the number of children between the ages of 5 and 16 years who should attend schools providing special and remedial education but who are unable to do so because the existing number of places in such schools is inadequate.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
There were 13,557 children between the ages of 5 and 16 awaiting admission to special schools—other than hospital schools— in January 1972. The great majority of these children will be receiving help in an ordinary school until a place in a special school becomes available.