HC Deb 18 December 1987 vol 124 cc910-1W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services whether his Department collects statistics on trends in local authority day nursery places.

Mrs. Currie

Yes. The Department collects information annually on the number of local authority day nursery places which is published in "Children's Day Care Facilities at 31 March, England" (A/F/6), copies of which are available in the Library. Figures are given for each local authority for the most recent year; the national trend over a 10-year period is given in table 2.

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