§ 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.