§ Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the number of children attending nursery school in(a) the controlled sector, (b) the maintained sector and (c) the integrated sector in each of the five education and library boards; and what proportion of under-five-year-olds attend the above schools.
§ Mr. Ancram
The number of children attending nursery schools in the controlled and maintained sector in each of the five education and library boards is as follows:
Appointment Minister Salary Term of appointment Post holder Adviser on Minister's Agencies to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1— Three years or usual terms Mr. Clayton Brendish Special Adviser to the Prime Minister CNo 10 Policy Unit) Prime Minister 1— Usual terms Mr. Damian Green
Education and library board Controlled Maintained Total Belfast 783 693 1,476 Western 670 — 670 North-Eastern 1,006 120 1,126 South-Eastern 756 419 1,175 Southern 663 100 763 Total 3,878 1,332 5,210
There are no nursery schools in the integrated sector. The proportion of under-five-year-olds in nursery schools is 10.3 per cent.