§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children in Northern Ireland aged under 656W five years are receiving free welfare milk in day care facilities; how many are cared for by registered childminders; and how many childminders are involved.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The number of children aged under five years receiving free welfare milk in day care facilities at 31 March was 5,116. The number of registered childminders at 30 June 1983 was 2,113, providing places for 4,303 children.