HC Deb 18 December 1984 vol 70 c88W
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.