HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c145W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his policy is on the continuation of nursery school development funding. [103028]

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.