§ 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. 
§ 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.