HC Deb 21 March 1979 vol 964 cc648-9W
Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what investigations his Department is making into the need to provide specialist tuition of various types to handicapped pre-school age children.

Mr. McElhone

The importance of early educational opportunities for children with disabilities or special needs has been recognised for many years and is further stressed in the report of the Warnock committee on the education of handicapped children and young people. The committee's recommendations are currently under consideration and a wide range of education, health and child care interests is being consulted.