HC Deb 10 April 1973 vol 854 c241W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the numbers of pupils being educated at special schools, both SSN and ESN, in England and Wales.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

As at January 1972, 87,859 full-time pupils were in schools for the educationally sub-normal, including 27,814 ESN (Severe) pupils.