§ Rev. Martin Smyth
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children determined as in need of special peripatetic remedial teaching help from the peripatetic service were on the waiting list in the Belfast Education and Library Board area on (a) 30 September 1983 and (b) 30 September 1983.
§ Mr. Scott
I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave on 7 November 1983; remedial education is provided for all children for whom it is recommended and there is no waiting list.
In the Belfast area the peripatetic remedial teaching service provides individual tuition for children who have been determined as requiring special education treatment; the number of children on the waiting list for such tuition was 54 on 30 September 1983, 68 on 30 November 1983. These children are receiving assistance from the remedial resources in their schools or from the school psychological service.—[Vol. 48, c. 46–8.]