§ Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the interim report of the national curriculum working group for art will be published; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I are publishing today the508W
the local education authority training grants scheme since the scheme came into operation in 1987. The Department has also sponsored the production of an audio-visual pack to help teachers in ordinary schools to identify children with special educational needs. Part of this deals with dyslexia.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is satisfied with the provisions made by education authorities for the special tuition of children suffering from dyslexia.
§ Mr. Fallon
Yes. Under the Education Act 1981, LEAs have to make appropriate provision for pupils with dyslexia, or specific learning difficulties, as they have to make provision for all other pupils in their area. Decisions on invidual cases—including whether, or what, specific provision should be made—are matters for the LEA concerned.