HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 cc662-3W
Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children in England aged under 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. John Patten

Information in the form requested is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. At 31 March 1983 there were 106,000 places in England with 47,912 registered childminders. These figures are provisional.