§ 15. Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are her forward plans for nursery school building within the Central and West Lancashire area for the years 1978–79 and 1979–80.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
My right hon. Friend expects to announce within the next few days the allocations to be made to the 51 local education authorities, including Lancashire, who have made bids for resources from the 1978–79 nursery education building programme. It is184W for local education authorities to determine how their allocation should be used. Authorities will be invited to submit bids for the 1979–80 programme in the autumn.
§ 42. Mr. Arnold Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she has plans to make nursery provision a statutory duty on local education authorities.