§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department issues any guidance to local education authorities concerning making available to head teachers of primary schools the names and addresses of three and four-year-olds within the local education authority area who may be potential pupils for those schools.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Arrangements of that kind would generally be a matter for individual LEAs. Welsh Office. Circular 5/83 on "Assessments and Statements of Special Educational Needs" gives advice about the admission to school of children under five with special education needs. It asks LEAs to give priority to such children when admitting children to nursery schools and classes; and it draws attention to the need for co-operation with social service departments and health authorities in bringing such children to the attention of the LEA.