§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how may workplace nurseries exist; and what is the regional distribution of these nurseries.
§ Mr. Nicholls
This information is not available. Figures in the "IMS Manpower Commentary No. 43, Retaining Women Employees" suggest that the percentage of organisations currently providing workplace nurseries is small, only about 3 per cent. However, indications are that the provision of such facilities is growing.