§ Mr. Hanson
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of services to autistic children and their families in Wales. 
§ Mr. Richards
Health and local authorities are responsible for identifying individuals with autism and for the provision of appropriate services.
As part of a project to promote the development of services to people with autism in Wales, the National Autistic Society is carrying out an audit of autism-focused services. This project is supported by the Welsh Office, through the Welsh mental handicap strategy.