HC Deb 25 June 1974 vol 875 c396W
50. Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans there are for the development of education for the deaf and partially-hearing child: and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Armstrong

My right hon. Friend attaches great importance to the education of children with impaired hearing, in both ordinary and special schools. He has recently initiated discussions aimed at increasing the provision of specially qualified teachers. Other matters include the distribution of special school places and facilities for further education, and these will almost certainly be considered at forthcoming regional conferences as well as by the Warnock Committee.