Skip to main content

Special Education

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why expenditure on special education is projected to fall by 8ยท42 per cent. between 1984โ€“85 and 1986โ€“87.

The Government's plans for the distribution between services of local authority current expenditure in 1986โ€“87 are provisional; and hence the projection of special schools expenditure within the education total is also provisional. A reduction in real terms expenditure is projected to occur partly because the number of pupils in special schools is falling. The Government also believe that there is some scope for reducing expenditure per pupil; it is encouraging the rationalisation of special schools in the interests of better education and a more effective deployment of resources.