HC Deb 05 March 1973 vol 852 c36W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many four-year-old children attend nursery school at present in England and Wales; and what proportion this is of all four-year-old children in England.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In January 1972 there were 18,560 four-year-olds in nursery schools in England and Wales, equivalent to 2.3 per cent. of the age group. A further 283,962–35.9 per cent. —were attending nursery and other classes in primary schools.

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