§ Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been directed to the 14th Annual Report on the medical inspection of school children by the medical officer of health for the county of Moray, in which it is stated that there are no special schools or classes in the county for mentally defective children; that great 2838W difficulty is being experienced in finding accommodation, and that some children are being sent as far south as Kirkintilloch; and, if so, whether he proposes to take any action with a view to providing a special home or school for those children in the North of Scotland?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The whole question of the residential accommodation available for mentally defective children in Scotland is at present being reviewed by the General Board of Control, who have recently obtained special returns from the Education Authorities with a view to considering the relative urgency of the needs of the various areas. Meanwhile I am instituting particular inquiries as to the position in the County of Moray.