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Nursery Schools, Glasgow

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the annual cost of nursery schools in Glasgow; and what is the amount recovered in charges.

It is estimated that the total cost for the year ending on 15th May, 1954, will be about £123,000; of this sum, about £7,700 will be recovered in charges for meals.

Is the hon. Gentleman quite satisfied that this is a satisfactory sum to be contributed by the parents?

Education in these schools is like education in other schools; it is a free service, and we have no means of recovering the cost, except for meals.


asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the average daily attendance of children at nursery schools in Glasgow during March; what is the number of nursery schools; and what is the total staff employed in this service.

The average daily attendance during March was 1,175; the number of schools is 41; and the total staff employed 243.