§ Sir Ralph Howell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how much Government proposals on the provision of nursery education will cost (a) nationally and (b) in Norfolk.
§ Mr. Forth
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has been consulting widely before drawing up detailed proposals on my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister's commitment to provide, over time, a pre-school place for all four-year-olds whose parents wish to take it up. The cost will be determined as part of this work.
§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many year and four-year-olds there are in nursery schools in each local education authority in England; and what percentage this represents of the population in those age groups for the latest figures available.