Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley visited the York Road nursery in Hitchin last Friday, where he met children and staff, and was briefed about the financial difficulties faced by nursery schools in the UK.

    Peter said: “I enjoyed meeting children and staff at the York Road nursery, and was very impressed. It was a lively and stimulating environment for the children, and the headteacher – Diane Frainer – and staff are very creative in preparing play bases and activities for the children.”

    He continued: “The school already faces a challenging financial environment over the next three years. I have promised to try to find out the Government’s longer-term plans for financing nursery schools.”