HC Deb 21 March 1973 vol 853 cc129-30W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many four-year old children at present attend nursery school in the county borough of Warley; how this compares with the figures for the West Midlands as a whole; and what proportion these figures are of all four-year-old children in their respective areas.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

In January 1972 there were 70 full-time and part-time pupils aged four in maintained nursery schools in Warley, together with 1,586 in maintained primary schools. Together these numbers were equivalent to 54.7 per cent. of births in 1967. In the whole of the West Midlands region at the same date, 2,867 pupils aged four were in maintained nursery schools and 28,816 in maintained primary schools. The total was equivalent to 33.7 per cent. of births in 1967.