HC Deb 20 July 1979 vol 970 c885W
Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what facilities there are for the education of teenage and adult autistics in the North-East of England.

Sir George Young

Responsibility for education rests with my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science, through local education authorities. Most health and social service authorities, including those in the North-East, do not provide facilities specifically for teenage and adult autistics, who, where appropriate, receive training in facilities provided primarily for the mentally handicapped or mentally ill.