§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities have now submitted their lists of nursery education projects in response to Circular 2/73; how many nursery classes and nursery schools, respectively, are included; and what is the total estimated capital cost.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
By the end of last week 140 local education authorities in England had submitted proposals for capital programmes, at 1972 prices, of about £22 million in 1974–75 and about £22 million in 1975–76. They were not asked for details of individual projects. The remaining six authorities have been asked to submit their proposals as soon as possible and my right hon. Friend hopes to announce allocations for both years before the end of the summer.