§ Mr. John Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many nursery schools there are in Lanarkshire; how many school places there are in these schools; and what plans there are to expand the provision of nursery education in Lanarkshire.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The provision made by Lanarkshire Education Authority at January, 1971, was as follows:
- Coatholm Nursery School, Coatbridge (Roll 46).
- Hollandbush Nursery School, Hamilton (Roll 73).
- Smyllum Roman Catholic Primary School, Lanark Nursery Class (Roll 20).
Under the urban programme I have approved 75 per cent. grant on expenditure to provide an additional 140 nursery school places in Lanarkshire. I am prepared to consider further applications.