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Handicapped Children (Warnock Report)

Volume 950: debated on Wednesday 24 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when the report of the Warnock Committee on the education of handicapped children and young people will be published; and if she will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland, my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales, and I have today published the Committee's report—Cmnd. 7212. Copies are available in the Vote Office. In reply to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Kings-wood (Mr. Walker) on 26th April—[Vol. 948, c. 575.]—I expressed thanks to Mrs. Warnock and her colleagues for their work and announced the Government's intention to consult widely before reaching decisions on the report's recommendations. Consultations with interested bodies will be initiated in due course.