HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 cc149-50W
Mr. William Wells

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why he has refused to make a grant to Walsall for the purpose of nursery schools.

Mr. Edward Short

The initial phase of the urban programme was limited to authorities which had either more than 2 per cent. of households with more than 1½ persons per room (on 1966 census data) or more than six per cent. of immigrants on the school roll in January, 1967. Walsall did not qualify under either of these criteria. All local authorities will be invited to submit schemes in the second phase of the urban programme.