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Early years education debate

Peers took part in a debate on the importance of early years education on 8 November 2012.

The debate was tabled by Liberal Democrat Baroness Walmsley.

All three and four-year-olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free nursery education per week.

In May, the deputy prime minister announced 10 pilot areas in England would begin provided free nursery places to disadvantaged two-year-olds.

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