HC Deb 11 April 1984 vol 58 c235W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children in mainstream schools there are with the following disabilities: deafness, blindness, epilepsy, physical handicap and mental handicap.

Mr. Dunn

In England, in January 1983, there were 37,970 handicapped children receiving education in maintained primary, middle and secondary schools. The breakdown of this total into major type of handicap is as follows:

Deaf 1,116
Partially hearing 7,202
Blind 83