§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) what discussions he has had with the Spastics Society about conductive education; what financial support it has (a) asked for and (b) been given for work in this area; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what steps he is taking to evaluate the Hungarian experience of conductive education for mentally arid physically handicapped children; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dunn
A proposal has been put forward by the Spastics Society for a study of current provision of conductive education in England and Wales and an evaluation of the educational and other implications which would result if the system were to be developed in this country. A meeting to discuss possible central Government funding of this research project is expected to be held in the near future between representatives of the society and officials of the DES and DHSS.