§ Mrs. Currie
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list for each local education authority in England in rank order(a) the number of nursery school places per 1,000 population and (b) the spending on nursery school places per 1,000 population.
§ Mr. Forth
Information on the expenditure on nursery places or on the numbers of nursery places available is not collected centrally. I refer my hon. Friend to the reply that I gave on 21 January 1993 to the hon. Member for Wallsend (Mr. Byers) at column353, on the latest available information on the numbers of pupils in nursery classes and schools in each local education authority, expressed as rates per 100 population aged three and four.