HC Deb 12 April 1937 vol 322 cc634-5W
Mr. Lyons

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the latest progress in the development of nursery schools; and what proposals are in immediate contemplation?

Mr. Shakespeare

The present position is that 86 nursery schools are recognised by the Board of Education, of which 83 are recognised for purposes of grant, and three as efficient but not in receipt of grant. In addition 34 proposals for new nursery schools have been approved in principle and in a number of these cases final plans have been approved by the board, and seven proposals are at present under consideration.