§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities have opened or propose to open nursery classes as a result of his circular empowering them to do so.
§ Mr. Crosland
In January, 1966, 33 authorities had established a total of 53 nursery classes as an aid to teacher recruitment. These figures do not reflect the more flexible arrangements which I announced in December. The response to these new arrangements will be recorded in their January, 1967. returns.