§ Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proposals he has to provide funds to continue to allow appropriate pupils to be referred to non-maintained special schools such as those which offer secondary and further education to the hearing impaired.
§ Mr. Forth
Under the proposals in the Education Bill, local education authorities will retain their responsibilities for identifying and assessing pupils with special educational needs and issuing and maintaining statements as required. They will continue to be funded to meet their statutory duty to make school placements appropriate to individual pupils' special educational needs, including placements in non-maintained special schools.