§ 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 663W disproportionate cost. At 31 March 1983 there were 106,000 places in England with 47,912 registered childminders. These figures are provisional.