HC Deb 14 March 1978 vol 946 c124W
21. Mr. Viggers

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what she estimates will be the proportion of three-and four-year-olds receiving nursery education in 1981–82.

Miss Margaret Jackson

For the purposes of forward planning the participation rate for England and Wales has been estimated at 26 per cent. In addition to the under-fives in nursery education, about 22 per cent, of three-and four-year-olds are expected to be in other classes in primary schools in 1981–82.