HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c588W
48. Mr. Sims

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that children attending private schools receive the same degree of medical care as those at state maintained schools.

Mrs. Currie

Under existing legislation, health authorities have a statutory duty to provide school health services for all those pupils attending state maintained schools. This statutory responsibility does not extend to private schools which are responsible for securing their own health services for their pupils.