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Mentally Deficient Children

Volume 721: debated on Thursday 25 November 1965

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49 and 55.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many residential homes for mentally deficient children are under the responsibility of his Special Services Branch; where they are located; how many children were in them at the last convenient date; and what number of staff, qualified and unqualified, were employed on that date;(2) how many educational establishments for mentally deficient children are under the responsibility of his Special Services Branch; where they are located; how many children were in them at the last convenient date; and what number of staff, qualified and unqualified, were employed on that date.

The answer is none. My Department's responsibility is limited to children who are suitable for education at school.