HC Deb 19 January 1978 vol 942 c319W
Mr. Wrigglesworth

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the present powers available to the Government and local authorities for the supervision of child-minders who take care of children under school age.

Mr. Moyle

I consider that the Nurseries and Child-minders Regulation Act 1948, under which local authorities have responsibility for registering childminders, provides in Section 7 sufficient powers for them to exercise such supervision of child-minders as they consider appropriate.

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