HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 cc194-5W
Mr. Richards

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how special education will be regarded under the proposed system of unitary authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Wyn Roberts

Special education will continue to be treated as a matter of high priority under the new structure of local government. The local education authority will retain responsibility for assessing, and making appropriate provision for, children with special education needs.