§ 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.