HC Deb 16 July 1979 vol 970 c1012
12. Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many pupils aged three to five years attend local education authority nursery classes in Wales.

Mr. Michael Roberts

About 20,000.

Mr. Thomas

Would the Minister care to project how many pupils there will be in such classes in two years?

Mr. Michael Roberts

That is impossible until I hear what the local authorities intend to do. In addition to those 20,000, there are 20,000 pupils under the age of five attending primary schools and about 18,500 in playgroups.