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Nursery Schools

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have reduced nursery school places by more than 10 per cent. as a result of community charge capping.

Although I have no information about whether authorities have reduced their nursery school places, I can say that the Government have proposed to cap only those councils which are budgeting to spend well in excess of what we believe it would be appropriate for them to spend.