HC Deb 07 July 1986 vol 101 c50W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his Department's latest estimate of the number of dyslexic children and adults, respectively; and what is his policy towards reducing the incidence of dyslexia.

Mr. Dunn

The Education Act 1981 seeks to avoid categorising children and the specific information requested is not available. The Act places a duty on local education authorities to assess a child's special educational needs and to ensure those needs are met. This includes children with dyslexia.