HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c355W
151. Mr. K. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education how many children are now in nursery schools and how many in nursery classes; and what are the comparable figures for 1938.

Mr. Hardman

In January, 1946, there were 6,868 children in nursery schools and 164,421 under-fives in primary schools, 54 092 of whom were in organised nursery classes. The average number of children attending nursery schools in 1938 was 5,666 and 166,190 under-fives attended infant classes in primary schools.