Deaf Children, Wales

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1950.

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Mr. Watkins:

asked the Minister of Education what arrangements are being made for the education of deaf children in Wales by the Joint Education Committee of Wales.

Photo of Mr George Tomlinson Mr George Tomlinson , Farnworth

The Glamorganshire local education authority, acting on behalf of the Welsh Joint Education Committee, is negotiating for the acquisition of premises in Llandrindod Wells for use as a school for deaf children. I have approved the proposal in principle and am awaiting particulars for final approval. The children at present attending the Royal Cambrian School for the Deaf—of whom there are about 80—will be transferred and it is expected that the premises will also provide some 120 additional places.