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MENTAL DEFICIENTS.

BOARD AOETING.

PROPOSED LEGISLATION.

A preliminary meeting; of the board recently appointed by the Butte Cabinet to deal with mental deficiency in children wai held yester- day. Mr. Bruntnell (Minister for Education]

presided, and th« other members of th« boara

present wera Mr. 8. H. Bmlth (Dlreotor oj Eduoatlon) and Dr. Harvey Sutton (principal medical officer of the Education Department).

It ia understood that there is in fie bands of the Publie Trustee a sum which has ac- cumulated in respect of an old proposal for the establishment of a home for defectiva children at Randwick. The fund now amount» to £68,000. It appear* that under th« Act It is necessary that a board should deal with the money. Th« board now appointed by the Cabinet will probably consider how best t» extend the. wprk amant* mentally d«fiel«nt «Miaren, utilising the money for the pnrpo»*

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