57. Mr. MALONE
asked the President of the Board of Education what steps are being taken to arrange for the 31 education and care of blind, deaf, physically defective and epileptic children in those areas where no special schools exist?
Local education authorities of areas where no special schools exist can send their children to schools in other areas. I am issuing a circular this week to the effect that in the case of nearly all types of defective children no restriction will be placed by the Board on the number of children sent to special schools by individual authorities so long as the accommodation of existing schools is not exceeded.
That is a matter for the local education authority. It frequently happens that the local education authority sends a defective child to school in the area of another authority.