Oral Answers to Questions — Special Schools (Handicapped Children)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1972.

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Photo of Mr Jack Dormand Mr Jack Dormand , Easington 12:00 am, 20th April 1972

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the fundamental cause of the continuing troubles in this area of education is the basic lack of adequate provision for children with all types of handicap and that something ought to be done about it very quickly? Will the right hon. Gentleman advise his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science that she ought to get her priorities right and spend much more on this aspect of education and not, for example, give £2 million to the direct grant schools?