§ 42. Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will consider increasing the number of establishments for lip-reading classes in the Greater London area; and what estimate she has of the number of deaf people or partially deaf on the waiting list for such classes.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
Within the public sector of education this is a matter for local education authorities, but, in consultation with the Department of Health and Social Security, we are already inquiring into the whole extent of present provision and likely development. I regret that the information requested in the second part of the Question is not available.