HC Deb 13 April 1972 vol 834 cc207-8W
33. Mr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will issue a circular to local education authorities requesting them to make places available to children under the age of five years whenever the parents so wish.

Mrs. Thatcher

No, Sir. But a number of local education authorities which have spare accommodation and existing staff are already admitting children at the beginning of the school year in which they reach the age of five.