To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many authorities have undertaken to pilot the nursery voucher scheme. 
I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Hazel Grove (Sir. T. Arnold) on 17 October 1995, Official Report, column 129.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many times during the academic year nursery vouchers will be issued to parents. 
Nursery vouchers will be issued termly to parents of eligible children.