§ 32. Mr. Walter
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has for the replacement of the nursery voucher scheme; and what are the financial implications of these plans. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
The Government's plans were set out in my right hon. Friend's reply to a question from the hon. Member for Barking (Ms Hodge) on 22 May,Official Report, column 128 and in the Department's letter of 22 May to Chief Education Officers, a copy of which has been placed in the Library.
As early-years development plans take effect, nursery education places occupied by eligible four-year-olds will be funded through local education authorities from the resources previously available for vouchers.