HC Deb 21 February 1996 vol 272 c204W
37. Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the progress of nursery vouchers. [14715]

Mr. Robin Squire

Phase 1 of the voucher scheme is progressing well. Nearly two thirds of parents have returned their application forms. Over three quarters of eligible providers have joined the scheme.