asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received regarding the current level of provision in the education system for children with the dual disabilities of deafness and mental handicap; whether he has received any representations from organisations in the Chelmsford area; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend has received no such representations either from Chelmsford or from elsewhere.
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pupils with the dual disabilities of deafness and mental handicap are catered for by the education system; and what information he has as to how many such pupils there are in the Chelmsford area.
These figures are not available centrally. My right hon. Friend may wish to approach the Essex local education authority about the number of such pupils in the Chelmsford area.