asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that some hundreds of nurseries for children of working mothers have been set up by industry and by private individuals; and whether it is proposed that these nurseries shall be registered and inspected by his Ministry and thus become part of the education service.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
I am aware that a number of nurseries of this kind are in existence. I have no power under the Education Acts to require them to submit to registration and inspection by my Department. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for West Fife (Mr. Gallacher) by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health on 22nd January, 1948.