§ Ms. Harman
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many children in Wales 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. Wyn Roberts
At 31 March 1983 there were 1,283 persons in Wales registered as childminders for full day care and another 59 registered for sessional care. The maximum number of children permitted at any one time in such groups was 3,294 and all children under five attending day care facilities are entitled to receive free welfare milk. It is, however, not possible to give a precise figure for the number of children receiving free milk, since children attend for differing numbers of days in a week and not all permitted day care places are taken up.