HC Deb 11 May 1972 vol 836 c404W
37. Mr. James Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will commission a survey to obtain information about the need for pre-school facilities for the under-fives.

Mrs. Thatcher:

The Central Advisory Council for Education (England) estimated in 1966 that there was a demand for places for about 90 per cent. of 4 year olds and 50 per cent. of 3 year olds. I doubt whether a further survey would yield more reliable information.