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Nursery Schools

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was (a) the total public expenditure spent on nursery schools and classes each year from 1975 to 198:5 and (b) the total public expenditure on these services as a percentage of gross domestic product for each of these years.

Estimated expenditure on educational provision for all under-fives, whether in nursery or primary schools in Wales, and the relevant percentages of GDP for each year are as follows:

Expenditure £ million (cash)Percentage of GDP
1976–7714·80·011
1977–7815·20·010
1978–7916·50·009
1979–8018·30·009
1980–8125·00·011
1981–8226·10·010
1982–8327·40·010
1983–8428·70·009
1984–8529·30·009
1985–8632·30·008