HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 c177W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many nursery vouchers were taken up in schools which took part in the scheme. [27940]

Ms Estelle Morris

The nursery education voucher scheme operated in England for the summer term of 1997 only. During that period, some 450,000 vouchers were redeemed in maintained schools and 24,000 in independent schools.