§ 16. Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what calculation he has made of the percentage of three and four-year-olds that could be provided for by local education authorities if the element in the standard spending assessment for nursery education was used fully for this purpose.
§ Mr. Forth
It is for local education authorities to determine what type and level of educational provision to make for under-fives. The number of under-fives who could be supported with a given level of expenditure would depend on the type of provision, mode of attendance and take up of places. Many parents choose to make use of the many and varied alternative provisions made by the significant voluntary and private sector.670W
§ 25. Ms Estelle Morris
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what representations he has received on recent policy announcements on the availability of nursery education.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
My right hon. Friend has received a large number of representations on nursery education in recent months.