asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the expenditure per capita on nursery education in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire for the latest period for which figures are available.
In the financial year 1973–74 the recurrent institutional cost per pupil in the one nursery school maintained by the former Hampshire Local Education Authority was approximately £200. There were no nursery classes in primary schools. A comparable costing is not available for the one nursery class in the area of the former Wiltshire Local Education Authority, where there were no nursery schools. There were no nursery schools or nursery classes in the former Dorset Local Education Authority.