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House of Commons Hansard
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Pre-school Education
25 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many two- year-olds he expects to have participated in free early years pre-school entitlement by 2016. [318418]

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[holding answer 24 February 2010]: By the end of March 2010 it is expected some 20,000 two-year-olds from the most disadvantaged backgrounds will have access to a free early learning and child care place each year.

We will continue to make progress on the long-term ambition that the Prime Minister has set out to provide free part-time nursery places for all two-year-olds whose parents want them.

Decisions regarding the pace of future roll-out will need to be taken in the light of wider fiscal considerations as part of the next spending review.