HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 cc337-8W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if it is his policy for local authorities to make a charge for meals for children in day nurseries; and, if it is, whether this applies to those children whose parents are on supplementary benefit.

Dr. Owen

It is for local authorities, who are empowered by the National Health Services Act 1946 (as amended) to make charges to users of day nurseries provided that they have regard to their means, to determine the scales used to assess the level of charges to individual users. Separate charges for meals are not ordinarily made since charges for attedance go towards the overall costs of day nurseries.

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