HC Deb 21 November 1973 vol 864 c438W
Mr. O'Halloran

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many places there are for children suffering from dyslexic problems in special schools;

(2) if she will list the number of special schools for dyslexic children provided by each local authority, the number of places available, and the numbers awaiting admission.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

No special schools have been set up specifically for dyslexic children. The Department's Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children stated in a report last year thatthere is general agreement among teachers, psychologists and neurologists … that the best way of dealing with specific reading difficulties is through appropriate remedial education". This can be provided either in the child's ordinary school or by part-time or full-time attendance at a remedial centre.