§ Mrs. Maureen Hicks
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received seeking assistance through the tax system to employers setting up nurseries.
§ Mr. Lilley
Employers can already obtain tax relief for most of the costs of setting up and running workplace nurseries. As to the provision of any further assistance, I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Budget statement.