HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c49W
Mr. Kidney

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made following the early years development and child care partnership plans for 1999–2000 of the proportion of four-year-old children attending full-time reception classes in schools. [81988]

Ms Hodge

The number of four-year-olds in infant classes' as at January 1998 was 320,897, equivalent to 51 per cent. of the four-year-old population.

1Includes reception and other classes (ie non nursery classes).