36. Mr. Robert Ainsworth
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans she has to review the criteria for the registration of independent nursery schools. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
We have no plans to amend the provisions of the Education Act 1944 which define an independent school and the educational and other standards to be met for the purposes of registration. The registration under the Children Act 1989 of other independent nursery establishments is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health.