HC Deb 11 June 1947 vol 438 c124W
Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Minister of Education how many nursery schools and nursery classes have now been set up; and how many children are being accommodated in them.

Mr. Tomlinson

In January, 1947, the latest date for which returns are available, the number of nursery schools maintained by local education authorities was 353; the number of registered pupils at these schools was 18,173. In addition there were 17 grant-aided nursery schools under voluntary management, with 875 pupils. Figures relating to nursery classes are not vet available.