HC Deb 14 June 1993 vol 226 c417W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what information he has on the numbers and proportion of eligible children who are in(a) local authority nursery schools and (b) reception classes in primary schools, broken down by social class.

Mr. Robin Squire

Information is not collected centrally on the numbers of pupils in reception classes in primary schools. In January 1992—the latest date for which information is available—the total number of pupils of all ages in maintained nursery schools in England was 52,204. A breakdown of this figure by social class is not available.