HC Deb 12 May 1998 vol 312 c92W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what provision is made for the educational needs of autistic children in each local authority area in Wales. [40631]

Mr. Hain

Responsibility for identifying and making appropriate provision for children with special educational needs, including learning difficulties associated with autism, rests with LEAs and schools. Such children are educated in a variety of settings depending on each child's particular needs. These include mainstream schools, special schools and independent schools. Information on how individual LEAs organise provision for autistic children is not held centrally.