§ Mr. Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how 366W many four-year-old children at present attend nursery school in the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency; how this compares with the figures for Cheshire as a whole; and what proportion these figures are of all four-year-old children in their respective areas.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The Department does not collect statistics by reference to parliamentary constituencies. In Cheshire in January 1972 there were 36 full-time and part-time pupils aged four in maintained nursery schools and 6,908 in other maintained primary schools. Together these numbers were equivalent to 37.8 per cent. of births in 1967.