§ Lord TANLAW
asked Her Majesty's Government:68WA
When they will make a Statement as to what action they intend to take regarding the findings of the Consultative Document on the inquiry into the education of handicapped children and young people (Cmnd. 7212).
§ The MINISTER of STATE, DEPARTMENT of EDUCATION and SCIENCE (Baroness Young)
The report of the Committee of Inquiry into the education of handicapped children and young people, published in May 1978, was the subject of extensive consultations with bodies concerned with the education, health, welfare and employment of children and young persons with special needs. Now that the consultations have been concluded Her Majesty's Government will be studying the report over the coming months, taking account of the views expressed, and will consider what action on the report is desirable and possible in present circumstances.