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Special Schools (Admissions)

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 13 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Education how many pupils were awaiting admission to special schools in December, 1953; and how many of these pupils were educationally sub-normal.

Returns received from local education authorities show that in December, 1953, there were 19,861 handicapped children awaiting vacancies in special schools, of whom 12,794 were educationally sub-normal.