§ Miss Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, of the seven local authority areas with no nursery schools, how many have placed bids for nursery education under the nursery school expansion programme.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
Thirteen local education authorities have no nursery schools or classes at present, but two of these authorities will shortly be starting work on nursery projects approved under the urban programme. All but one of the 13 have submitted proposals to provide nursery places under the special building programmes authorised for 1974–76.