§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his policy is on the continuation of nursery school development funding. 
§ Maria Eagle
£7 million was provided nationally to develop and extend maintained nursery schools in 2000–01. £5 million per year has been provided nationally since 2001–02, and a further £5 million will be provided in 2003–04.
Details of how the funding has been allocated and guidance on the use of the funding has been issued to LEAs.