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Nursery Education

Volume 957: debated on Thursday 9 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will list the 18 education authorities with the worst record of educational provision for children under five.

The latest available statistics show that the percentage of the 3 and 4-year-old population receiving education—that is either in nursery schools and classes, or in primary schools—was lowest in the following 18 local education authorities:

  • Bexley
  • Bromley
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hampshire
  • Hereford and Worcester
  • Kent
  • Oxfordshire
  • Redbridge
  • Salop
  • Surrey
  • Sutton
  • Trafford
  • West Sussex
  • Wiltshire