HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c205W
Mrs. Gillian Shephard

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what estimate he has made of the cost to local education authorities of gathering and documenting the necessary evidence from providers to justify payments for nursery children. [4153]

Mr. Byers

[holding answer 17 June 1997]: The costs to local education authorities of administering the new arrangements for early years education should be less than those of administering the nursery education voucher scheme.