§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many nursery schools have been closed since May 1979.
§ Dr. Boyson
Records are available only from May 1980, when the closure of nursery schools became subject to section 12(1)(e) of the Education Act 1980. 28 statutory proposals have been approved since that date. In the case of 25, alternative provision was made by creating nursery classes in primary schools; in two others the displaced pupils could be accommodated in other nursery schools.