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Deaf Persons

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps are being taken to improve the education of the deaf.

Revised salary scales and a new salary structure for teachers in special schools for all handicaps were agreed in the Burnham Committee at the end of last month. Research into the use of some manual methods of communication and into the language development of deaf pupils is in progress. The regional planning of educational services for the deaf, along with other handicaps, will be considered at regional conferences which my Department is promoting this year. In the longer term, the Warnock Committee is reviewing educational provision for all handicapped children and young people.