§ Mr. Allen McKay
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, further to his statements of Tuesday 3 July regarding nursery education, in view of the fact that Barnsley's nursery building programme is in difficulty because of Government spending cuts, and that Sheffield is also having to curtail to nursery programme, if extra resources can be made available to these authorities so that they can continue with the necessary nursery education programme.
§ Dr. Boyson
The capital sums that are available to Sheffield and Barnsley in response to their bids under the nursery education building programme 1979–80 are £50,000 and £51,600 respectively. Whilst these sums are less than those originally allocated, they nevertheless will permit these authorities to provide a number of new places, particularly if they seek to do it by adaptation of spare primary classrooms rather than by new building.