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Early Years Education

Volume 300: debated on Thursday 13 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the impact of his new formula for resource allocation for early years education. [14356]

A copy of the guidance recently issued to local education authorities setting out the arrangements for early years education has been placed in the Library. Funds will be provided to support the Government's policy of providing an education place for all four-year-olds whose parents want it. Details of the funding formula and its impact for individual local authorities will be announced in due course as part of the local government finance settlement.