§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest estimate of the numbers of children classified as (a) mentally retarded and (b) educationally sub-normal in each of the eight counties of Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
(a) The term "mentally retarded" is not a recognised classification in Wales.
(b) The table below shows, for each county in Wales, the number of children ascertained as educationally sub-normal who were receiving special education or who were being educated in ordinary classes in maintained primary and secondary schools.
Number of ESN Children Clwyd 906 Dyfed 1,480 Gwent 1,151 Gwynedd 733 Mid Glamorgan 2,834 Powys 345 South Glamorgan 1,038 West Glamorgan 2,697 WALES 11,184