[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Children and Young People with Autism

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:49 am on 8th October 2008.

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Photo of Jeff Ennis Jeff Ennis PPS (Rt Hon Edward Miliband, Minister of State (Cabinet)), Cabinet Office 10:49 am, 8th October 2008

The Minister is probably aware that the Robert Ogden school, which is run by the National Autistic Society, is in Thurnscoe in my constituency. It is the biggest autistic school in western Europe and is a beacon of excellence for autistic provision. Does the Minister agree that such schools have a vital role to play in spreading best practice among surrounding local education authorities and local primary care trusts?