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Pre-school Education: Finance

Department for Education written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the 25 October 2019 decision of the Information Commissioner, if he will publish his Department's calculations of funding for free and subsidised nursery places.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department wants every child to have the best start in life, which is why we are spending around £3.5 billion on early education entitlements this year and plan to spend over £3.6 billion on these entitlements next year.

The Department are aware of the decision made by the Information Commissioner's Office and are considering its response.

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