HC Deb 04 July 2002 vol 388 cc481-2W
15. Sue Doughty

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the provision of neighbourhood nurseries under the neighbourhood nursery initiative. [64410]

Margaret Hodge

The neighbourhood nurseries programme is making real progress. The first neighbourhood nurseries have now opened, and the pace of development is encouraging some 32,000 places are currently under development. 36 per cent. of these first nurseries are linked to Sure Start and 32 per cent. are on school sites.