§ Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children were attending preschool playgroups in England and Wales for each year from 1979 to 1984.
§ Mr. Whitney
Information is not available centrally in precisely the form requested. The available information for England is given in the table. Further details are given in the Department's publication "Children's Day Care Facilities (at 31 March)", copies of which are available in the Library. Figures for Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.