HC Deb 20 February 1954 vol 689 cc229-30W
26. Mr. W. Yates

asked the Minister of Education how many nursery schools are maintained with Government support in the county of Shropshire and in the Wrekin division; and what is Her Majesty's Government's policy for increasing the number of nursery schools in Shropshire and in the Wrekin division.

Sir E. Boyle

The local education authority maintain three nursery schools in Shropshire, one of them in the Wrekin division. I cannot at present authorise any expansion of nursery education, save in those cases where an authority can satisfy me that the establishment of a new nursery class in existing buildings will enable a number of qualified married women to return to teaching in maintained schools.