HC Deb 12 June 1952 vol 502 c38W
56. Mr Peyton

asked the Minister of Education if she will now make a statement on the proposal of the Somerset County Council to close nursery schools in Chard and Yeovil.

Miss Horsbrugh

I informed the authority on 24th May that before assenting to their proposal to close as many as eight nursery schools out of 10 in the county I wished to be satisfied that they had considered each case individually from the point of view of the welfare of the children as well as the employment of the mothers and the industrial conditions in the localities concerned. I have not yet received the authority's reply.