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Nursery Education

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans she has for the development of education for the under-fives.


asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she remains satisfied with the provision of nursery education in England and Wales.

By January of this year more than 200,000 children aged 3 and 4 were receiving nursery education, which represents an increase of nearly two-thirds since 1974, but my right hon. Friend will not be satisfied until nursery education is available to all who want it. Until sufficient resources can be provided to bring this about she and the Secretary of State for Social Services will continue to work with the local authorities and voluntary bodies to improve coordination of existing care and education services for the under-fives.