§ Mr. McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will review the arrangements for the statementing of children with special education needs; and what discussions he has had on the provision of medical services to children attending special education establish-ments in the Wigan metropolitan borough.
§ Mr. Forth
On 11 June my noble Friend the Minister of State said in another place that the Government had undertaken a fundamental review of the Education Act 1981. and announced the Government's proposals to legislate to improve present arrangements for assessments and statements. We shall consult widely on the detail of our proposals.
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has ministerial responsibility for the provision of medical services.