§ Mr. Tredinnick
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the quality of provision for children under five years old.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The Government welcome the good practice in schools and other centres which Her Majesty's inspectors have documented in recent reports, including "The Education of Children Under Five" a copy of which is in the Library. They believe much more needs to be done. A committee of inquiry under my chairmanship is considering how to achieve improvements in the educational content of all forms of provision for three and four-year-olds.