§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to include in the local education authority training grants scheme dyslexia as a national priority area.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
Legislation would not be needed to designate the training of teachers of dyslexic children as a national priority area under the local education authority training grants scheme (LEATGS).
The possibility of including a wider range of training within the national priority areas was raised in the recent report of the efficiency scrutiny of education support grants and LEATGS. My right hon. Friend is reflecting carefully upon this recommendation.