§ Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the current number of nursery school places in Bradford; and what is her esti- 576W mate of the number that will be available in 1972 and 1973.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
In January, 1970 there were 253 pupils in maintained nursery schools in Bradford, of whom 70 attended part-time; in addition a further 1,068 pupils under the age of five (excluding rising fives) attended primary schools, including 376 who were part-time. A further 270 nursery places are being provided for Bradford under the Urban Programme, the majority of which should be available by January, 1972.