§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action is being taken to co-ordinate special educational provisions for handicapped children in the European Community; and if she will make a statement.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
A study of existing provision in member States is being prepared for the Commission but no proposals have so far been put forward. The Education Ministers' resolution of 13th December 1976 on the transition from school to work makes special mention of handicapped young people, and the programme of pilot projects now being arranged in response to the resolution is likely to include some projects concerned with provision for the handicapped. I will send my hon. Friend a copy of this resolution.