§ Mr. Richard Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of children were in receipt of nursery schooling in the area served by the Oldham education authority for the years 1976, 1977 and 1978; and how these figures compare with those for the rest of England over the same period.
§ Dr. Boyson
The numbers of full-time and part-time pupils in maintained nursery schools and nursery classes in maintained primary schools in January of each year as percentages of the estimated population aged 3 and 4 years are given below:
1976 1977 1978 Oldham* 9 15 17 England 12 15 17 *Percentages based on half the estimated population aged 1 to 4 years in the previous June.