HC Deb 12 January 1987 vol 108 c116W
Mr. Rathbone

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the expenditure on all nursery provision for under fives in each of the last five years.

Mr. Newton

Local authority gross current expenditure on day nurseries in England for each of the last five years was as follows:

£ million
1981–82 69.539
1982–83 76.394
1983–84 82.914
1984–85 87.944
1985–86 188.038
1Provisional figure.

Information about expenditure on day nurseries in the private and voluntary sectors is not available centrally. The information relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland is a matter for my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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