HC Deb 06 November 1995 vol 265 c634W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimates she has made of the impact of the proposed nursery voucher scheme on nursery provision for three-year-olds; and if she will make a statement. [41707]

Mr. Robin Squire

The voucher scheme should not affect existing places for three-year-olds. The proposed funding mechanism will allow local authorities and other providers to continue to spend on such places as they judge appropriate.