§ Mr. Clemitson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how 26W many 4-year-old children attend nursery schools run by local authorities in England and Wales; and what proportion of the total number of 4-year-old children this figure represents.
§ Mr. Prentice
In January 1973, the latest date for which information is available, 19,104 children aged 4–2.4 per cent. of the age group—were attending maintained nursery schools either full-time or part-time. In addition, 317,156 children aged 4–40.8 per cent. of the age group—were attending maintained primary schools either full-time or part-time