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Special Schools

Volume 897: debated on Monday 4 August 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement explaining why special schools have been excluded from the terms of reference of the Taylor Committee on School Government and Management.

My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I took the view that the considerations affecting the government of special schools were substantially different from those which concerned ordinary schools and could best be reviewed by the committee under the chairmanship of Mrs. Warnock, which had already been established to consider the education of handicapped pupils. Any conclusions and recommendations of the Taylor Committee which appear relevant to special schools will, of course, be referred to the Warnock Committee for considerations.