HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c644W
Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children are suffering from dyslexia in each of the local education districts in the South Yorkshire area; how many of them are receiving special tuition; and what action her Department is now taking, or intends to take, to ensure that these children will be able to receive special tuition.

Miss Margaret Jackson

My Department does not collect statistics of the number of children who have reading difficulties of various kinds or of the numbers who are receiving special tuition. I am, however, aware of the arrangements which each of the South Yorkshire authorities make for meeting the educational needs of these children and these arrangements do not appear to call for any action by my right hon. Friend.