§ Mr. Hornby
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the annual cost per child of providing full-time and part-time nursery education in classes attached to primary schools and in nursery schools, respectively.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
At November, 1971, prices the annual cost per place of full-time education in a nursery school is about £220 excluding school meals and milk. Information about the cost of nursery places in primary schools is not gathered separately and it has to be estimated. I now put the annual cost per full-time place at about £130. Figures for part-time nursery education are not available but in general two children attending half-time cost about the same as one child attending full-time.