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Schools For The Deaf

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Education what proportion of entrants to special schools for the deaf are examined before admission by an ear specialist to ascertain the degree of deafness, suitability for training and whether any medical treatment is desirable; and whether, in future, he will insist that such examination is carried out in all cases.

Under the Handicapped Pupils and School Health Service Regulations, no child may be admitted to a school for the deaf unless an adequately qualified and experienced medical officer approved by me for the purpose has examined him and found him to be suitable for education in such a school. In all schools for the deaf arrangements must be made for the medical inspection, supervision and treatment of the pupils.