HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c282W
Mr. Moonman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the ratio of places in day nurseries to children under the age of 4 years in the county of Essex; and how this compares with the national average.

Dr. Owen

At 31st March 1974, the most recent date for which figures are available, ratios relating to the under-5 age group, for whom day nurseries are provided, were as follows:

in giving approval for loan sanction purposes.