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Deaf And Blind School Leavers

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many deaf and blind school leavers there were in each of the past two years; and what facilities were available for their further education.

The information about school leavers is not available. Where further education is appropriate, local education authorities may provide for young people with visual and hearing handicaps in thier own colleges; alternatively they may support their attendance at an independent institution offering specialist residential provision for these groups, often involving attendance at mainstream courses run by nearby local education authority colleges.