HC Deb 05 June 1990 vol 173 c552W
Mrs. Gorman

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many nursery places are provided by(a) local authorities and other state bodies and (b) private organisations and charities for the most recent date for which figures are available.

Mrs. Rumbold

Information on the number of nursery places provided is not available centrally. The total number of pupils under five in maintained nursery schools, nursery classes in primary schools and independent schools in England in January 1989 was as follows:

Nursery schools 50,170
Nursery classes in Primary schools 245,414
Independent schools 41,175
Total 336,759