Mr. Fred Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he is taking to promote therapy through sport, and in particular hydrotherapy, in special schools; and if he will advise all schools to contact the British Sports Association for the Disabled so that after leaving school young disabled people need not lack the facilities to develop the skills which they have learnt.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Opportunities are taken on visits to special schools by 291W Her Majesty's inspectors and the Department's medical advisers to encourage sport, which not only contributes to therapy but is part of the programme of physical education. A pamphlet issued by the Department in 1971 pointed to the responsibility of schools to encourage continuity of physical pursuits by informing school leavers about suitable clubs and organisations, and I am glad that a number are now helping to meet the needs of physically handicapped young people.