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Nursery Schools

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a list showing all purpose-built nursery schools which have never been put into operation because of decisions made by regional authorities, showing in each case (a) the name and regional location of the school, (b) its date of completion and (c) the use, if any, to which it is being put.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the percentage of children attending nursery schools in (a) Scotland, (b) Great Britain and (c) each other European Economic Community country.

The percentage of children aged 3 and 4 attending public sector nursery schools and nursery classes in 1978–79, was 23·2 in Scotland and 19·2 in Great Britain. The figure for Great Britain does not include a large number of 4-year-old pupils in other pre-compulsory education classes in England and Wales. Similar figures for each other European Economic Community country are not readily available.