§ Mr. Freud
asked the Secretary of State of Social Services (1) what representations his Department has received from (a) parents of children with special needs and (b) voluntary organisations concerning the provision of conductive education; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if his Department has any plans to fund (a) research into and (b) programmes of conductive education; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Whitney
We have received two letters this year from parents about conductive education for their children and our attention has been drawn to the Conductive Education Interest Group. We are at present considering applications for funding from two voluntary organisations keen to study or explore conductive education and are liaising closely with the Department of Education and Science.