HC Deb 17 June 1993 vol 226 c681W
Ms Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many pre-school places for three to five-year-olds are provided in England and Wales by(a) local authorities, (b) private sector employees, (c) central Government for their own employees and (d) the private sector.

Mr. Bowis

I have been asked to reply.

The information held centrally covers places for children aged under five in day nurseries, playgroups and with childminders. This shows local authority provision, registered and non-registered provision and is recorded in the publication "Children's Day Care Facilities at 31 March 1991, England", copies of which are available in the Library. The number of pre-school places provided in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.