§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children attend private and public nurseries; and what is the income distribution of their parents.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The information available centrally about the total provision relates to the number of places in local authority and in registered voluntary and private day nurseries. This information is published annually in "Children's Day Care Facilities at 31 March", copies of which are available in the Library. No information is available centrally about the income of parents.