§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about Government policy concerning the benefits of providing and receiving nursery education.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
Nursery education has to be seen in the context of other kinds of provision, including voluntary provision, for pre-school children. My Department is now carrying out a national study of provision for under-sixes. When the report of the study becomes available, we shall consider the policy implications for nursery education.