§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if his Department will make funds available to associations endeavouring to increase the provisions of child-minding facilities and amenities for children under five years of age in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The provision of day care for the under-fives is primarily the responsibility of county council social service departments. Nevertheless, for some years the Welsh Office has given substantial administration grants to two voluntary organisations, the Pre-School Playgroups Association and Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin, which also make such provision in Wales.