Oral Answers to Questions — War-Time Nurseries, Scotland.

– in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many war-time nurseries are now established in Scotland?

Photo of Mr Thomas Johnston Mr Thomas Johnston , Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire Western

The total number of day nurseries in Scotland is now 49; of these 28 have been provided under the Government War-Time Nurseries Scheme. In addition, 61 war-time nurseries have been approved, and are in various stages of preparation.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

Is there any special reason why there should be 1,400 in England and Wales, and only a small number in Scotland?

Photo of Mr Thomas Johnston Mr Thomas Johnston , Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire Western

As the hon. Member knows, conditions differ very widely. But he will have an opportunity of raising this matter, no doubt, on the Scottish Estimates.