HC Deb 10 December 1997 vol 302 c553W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what progress has been made in providing nursery for four-year-olds. [19993]

Ms Estelle Morris

Seventy-nine Local Education Authorities have in place an interim Early Years Development Plan which demonstrates how, through partnership between the maintained, private and voluntary sectors, a free good quality early education place is available for all four year-olds whose parents want one. By April 1998 all will have Early Years Development Plans in place, showing how places for four-year-olds in their areas will be secured through partnership by September 1998.

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