asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give figures for nursery school, day nursery, and playgroup places available in each regional or islands authority area in Scotland for each of the last 10 years.
The information from 1976 to 1980 is shown in the following tables comparable information is not available prior to local government reorganisation.
Places in pre-school playgroups—local authority and registered (includes voluntary and private)
|Dumfries and Galloway||1,178||1,534||1,320||1,228||1,248|
Derived from annual returns submitted by social work departments, voluntary bodies and others (March of each year).