HC Deb 13 November 1952 vol 507 cc94-5W
134. Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education whether she is aware that the Somerset local education authority has re-affirmed its county council's decision to close 80 per cent. of its nursery schools; and what action she proposes to take.

Mr. Pickthorn

Yes. Since my right hon. Friend was not satisfied with the explanation which the authority gave her for their action she required them to furnish her with a detailed statement of the position at each of the schools and classes which they had closed. This information she received recently and is at present considering.