§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what is the number and percentage of three and four-year-olds attending nursery and primary schools in Hampshire in each of the last five years. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The information requested is shown in the table.
Pupils under five years of age1 in maintained nursery and primary schools in Hampshire local education authority area 1991–1995 Position as at January each year Year Pupils Pupils as a percentage of the population3 1991 8,166 20 1992 8,672 20 1993 8,988 21 1994 15,098 36 1995 15,622 37 1Excludes pupils who became five years of age by 1 January. 2Number of pupils under five years of age expressed as a percentage of the estimated population aged three and four at 31 December in the previous year.