HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c487W
Mr. Levitt

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if the Government funds nursery places on the assumption of 100 per cent. take-up. [68326]

Ms Hodge

Early education places for 4-year-olds in maintained schools are funded through Education Standard Spending according to the number of eligible pupils in the Annual Schools' Census; places in the private and voluntary sectors, together with additional places in the maintained sector, attract a per capita grant calculated from termly headcounts.