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Deaf Children

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many special schools for children with impaired hearing are available to serve the county of Lancashire; and what proportion of these are independent establishments.

I understand that the county local education authority uses 11 such special schools, of which eight are run by voluntary bodies. Nine are in the North of England, including three maintained by other authorities, and two are selective schools in the South.