§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he has given to local education authorities regarding the payment for compulsory medical checks on voluntary workers in pre-school play groups; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Snow
The Nurseries and Child-Minders Regulation Act, 1948, places the duty of registering and supervising 355W voluntary and private nursery establishments upon local health authorities. My Department has given these authorities guidance (a copy of which I am sending my hon. Friend) about declarations of health and chest X-rays of persons engaged in the day care of young children. We have no evidence of need for advice on payments in this connection and none has been given.