HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 c877W
Mr. Spearing

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will, after consultation with the relevant local authority organisations, estimate the additional administrative costs to local education authorities arising from the scheme of vouchers for pre-school education. [21224]

Mr. Robin Squire

The nursery education voucher scheme has been designed to keep administration costs for local education authorities to a minimum. It is not anticipated, therefore, that such costs will be significant or that information relating to such costs will be collected.