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Day Nurseries

Volume 886: debated on Friday 14 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many day nurseries there are in England, listed for each local authority; and how many places they provide.

At 31st March 1974 there were 507 local authority day nurseries and 1,175 private nurseries and nursery classes, providing 24,552 and 24,332 places respectively. The total of nurseries and private nursery classes in each authority is given below; numbers of local authority day nurseries are shown in brackets.

Cumberland CC1(—)
Durham CC13(1)
Northumberland CC7(1)
Westmorland CC1(—)
Carlisle CB3(1)
Darlington CB1(—)
Gateshead CB4(2)
Hartlepool CB3(2)
Newcastle upon Tyne CB10(5)
South Shields CB7(3)
Sunderland CB3(3)
Teesside CB25(6)
Tynemouth CB1(—)
East Riding CC3(—)
North Riding CC25(—)
West Riding CC5(5)
Barnsley CB17(—)
Bradford CB7(7)
Dewsbury CB1(1)
Doncaster CB4(—)
Halifax CB2(2)
Huddersfield CB5(4)
Kingston upon Hull CB14(1)
Leeds CB24(8)
Rotherham CB1(—)
Sheffield CB6(6)
Wakefield CB1(1)
York CB3(2)
Cheshire CC23(14)
Lancashire CC65(55)
Barrow in Furness CB2(1)
Birkenhead CB5(2)
Blackburn CB5(5)
Blackpool CB6(1)
Bolton CB5(4)
Bootle CB1(1)
Burnley CB1(1)
Bury CB1(1)
Chester CB1(—)
Liverpool CB36(14)
Manchester CB45(23)
Oldham CB4(1)
Preston CB4(3)
Rochdale CB2(1)
St. Helens CB1(1)
Salford CB7(2)
Southport CB6(2)
Stockport CB2(2)
Wallasey CB3(3)
Warrington CB1(1)
Wigan CB4(1)
Herefordshire CC7(1)
Salop CC3(—)
Staffordshire CC6(2)
Warwickshire CC8(—)
Worcestershire CC3(—)
Birmingham CB46(20)
Burton upon Trent CB1(—)
Coventry CB12(9)
Stoke on Trent CB7(5)
Walsall CB9(3)
Warley CB3(2)
Wolverhampton CB3(3)
Worcester CB2(—)
Derbyshire CC7(4)
Leicestershire CC3(2)
Lincolnshire-Holland CC37(—)
Lincolnshire-Kesteven CC3(1)
Lincolnshire-Lindsey CC1(—)
Northamptonshire CC21(—)
Nottinghamshire CC30(5)
Derby CB6(5)
Grimsby CB1(—)
Leicester CB13(6)
Lincoln CB2(1)
Northampton CB9(—)
Nottingham CB15(10)
Bedfordshire CC12(2)
Buckinghamshire CC6(1)
Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely CC13(2)
Essex CC64(6)
Hertfordshire CC26(8)
Huntingdonshire and Peterborough CC3(1)
Norfolk CC3(1)
Oxfordshire CC205(1)
Suffolk-East CC16(—)
Suffolk-West CC4(—)
Great Yarmouth CB1(—)
Ipswich CB1(1)
Luton CB3(3)
Norwich CB1(1)
Oxford CB2(2)
Reading CB13(1)
Southend On Sea CB1(1)
Camden LB22(10)
Greenwich LB6(3)
Hackney LB10(7)
Hammersmith LB11(7)
Islington LB15(9)
Kensington and Chelsea LB12(5)
Lambeth LB24(12)
Lewisham LB7(5)
Southwark LB8(8)
Tower Hamlets LB8(5)
Wandsworth LB21(8)
Westminster LB23(8)
Barking LB3(3)
Barnet LB6(4)
Bexley LB3(1)
Brent LB26(13)
Bromley LB13(—)
Croydon LB4(3)
Ealing LB8(6)
Enfield LB3(1)
Haringey LB11(6)
Harrow LB4(2)
Havering LB15(4)
Hillingdon LB9(4)
Hounslow LB18(3)
Kingston Upon Thames LB8(2)
Merton LB8(2)
Newham LB5(3)
Redbridge LB10(2)
Richmond Upon Thames LB11(3)
Sutton LB10(1)
Waltham Forest LB36(5)
Dorset CC10(1)
Hampshire CC17(2)
Kent CC37(—)
Surrey CC19(6)
Sussex-East CC60(1)
Sussex-West CC15(—)
Wiltshire CC16(—)
Bournemouth CB5(1)
Brighton CB5(1)
Canterbury CB (at 31 3 73)1(—)
Eastbourne CB4(1)
Hastings CB3(—)
Portsmouth CB4(3)
Southampton CB4(2)
Cornwall CC1(—)
Devon CC2(—)
Gloucestershire CC3(3)
Somerset CC7(3)
Bath CB1(1)
Bristol CB15(9)
Exeter CB3(1)
Gloucester CB5(5)
Plymouth CB5(1)
Torbay CB3(—)

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many-more day nurseries will be provided in England and Wales by the end of the 1976 financial year; and the number of additional places expected.

It is for local authorities to initiate and phase plans for building day nurseries subject to approval if they wish to finance them from loans. Projects expected to receive loan consent in the current financial year would increase by 14 the number of day nurseries and provide 681 additional places. Projects provisionally approved under the Urban Programme of the 1975–76 social services capital programme would increase the number of nurseries by 46 and provide about 1,800 additional places. But neither I nor my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales, who has responsibility for the social services in Wales, can predict how many of these projects will be completed by the end of the financial year.