§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide an estimate of the money spent by the education authorities in Scotland in 1990–91 and 1991–92 on providing education and nursery care for three and four-year-olds.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 3 February 1992]: The latest available figures for net revenue expenditure by local authorities in Scotland on nursery education and day nurseries are:
£ million 1989–90 1990–91 Nursery Education 39.7 45.2 Day Nurseries 11.8 113.5 1 provisional
Expenditure on provision for three and four-year-olds specifically is not available.