§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many three and four-year-olds were in(a) nursery classes in primary schools, (b) nursery schools and (c) reception classes at January 1996. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The available information is shown in the following table:
Pupils aged 3 and 4 in maintained nursery and primary schools in England Position as at January Nursery classes in primary schools 312,094 Nursery schools 52,177 Infant classes in primary schools1 344,222 1Includes reception and other classes.