HC Deb 26 November 1973 vol 865 cc71-2W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of nursery places provided by each local authority ; and what percentage these figures in each case represent of those in each of these areas aged 3 to 5 years.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I am writing to the hon. Member giving the number of children receiving nursery education in education authority schools in each area at January 1973. 9.4 per cent. of the total 3- and 4-year-old population in Scotland were then in education authority nursery schools or classes. It is not however possible to work out these percenages for each area since current population figures by ages are only available on an all-Scotland basis.