§ 100. Mr. Wilkes
asked the Minister of Education the number of nursery schools for children below school age open and operating in May, 1945, and January. 1947, respectively.
§ Miss Wilkinson
Statistics for these months are not available, but in January, 1946, there were 75 nursery schools maintained by local education authorities and 17 under voluntary management. By the summer of 1946 these numbers had risen to 286 and 20 respectively, the increase in the first figure being due to the transfer of wartime nurseries to local education authorities.