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Nursery Education

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of children of nursery school age is currently benefiting from nursery education either full-time or part-time in (a) the Inner London Education Authority area and (b) each of the outer London boroughs.

Information for the current academic year is not yet available. On the assumption that the number of children of nursery age in any given local education authority can be estimated as about one-half of the 1–4 age group, the percentages for local education authorities in Greater London in January 1976 are shown in column (A) below. Comparable figures in respect of under fives attending maintained primary schools but not in designated nursery classes are given in column (B).introduce legislation as soon as the parliamentary timetable permits.