§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to be able to announce proposals for changes in the law relating to further education for handicapped young people following his consideration of 'The Legal Basis of Further Education' and comments received thereon; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
I am still considering the review of 'The Legal Basis of Further Education' and comments on it. But increasing numbers of further education colleges are developing courses geared to meet the varied special needs of handicapped students, particularly those with moderate learning difficulties, and the Department is sponsoring both curriculum development and the production of teaching materials in support of these developments.