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Nursery Schools

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many nursery schools and classes will have been provided by the end of the 1976 financial year; and how many full-time places there will then be in Scotland.

It is for each education authority to decide whether to make provision in separate nursery schools or nursery departments attached to primary schools and, while authorities have given me some information about their intentions, this is insufficient for me to estimate the number of nursery schools and departments at March 1976. On the basis of the building allocations that have been made to authorities, I estimate that about 21,000 places could be available by that date, providing for about 37,000 children.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which education authorities in Scotland have now refused to take up their allocation for the expansion of nursery education.