HC Deb 24 July 1987 vol 120 c697W
Mrs. Fyfe

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to update the Nurseries and Childminders Act 1948 as amended in 1968, to (a) tighten the definition of a fit person and (b) give the local authorities more control in the vetting procedures of registration.

Mrs. Currie

Proposals for rationalising and improving the law governing the regulation of day care services for pre-school age children in Great Britain are contained in the White Paper the Law on Child Care and Family Services published in January 1987. Legislation will be introduced as soon as the Parliamentary timetable allows.