HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 c561

1.42 a.m.

Mr. D. N. Campbell-Savours (Workington)

With your permission, Mr. Deputy Speaker, and that of the House, I wish to present a petition, which reads: To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nortnern Ireland in Parliament assembled— The humble Petition of citizens of the United Kingdom sheweth— That the honourable Member for Workington has received a Petition signed by more than seventeen thousand residents of West Cumbria who are concerned by proposals that nursery education should be subject to severe cutbacks, and that many people in West Cumbria are gravely concerned at the disastrous effect of these cuts on the young children of the area. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that Your honourable House impress upon Her Majesty's Government the need to preserve and extend provision for nursery education in West Cumbria and elsewhere in Britain, and that Your honourable House do not pass any legislation which will have the effect of diminishing that provision. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c. This petition stems from a fear among my constituents that cuts in public expenditure will affect the provision of nursery education in my constituency.

To lie upon the Table.

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