HC Deb 12 February 1997 vol 290 c227W
Mr. Nigel Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps she is taking to ensure that the extension of nursery education to all four-year-olds does not lead to a reduction in places currently available to three-year-olds. [15271]

Mr. Robin Squire

The funding for the nursery education voucher scheme is specifically designed to leave untouched the funding for three-year-olds. Local authorities can continue to spend on such places as they judge appropriate.