§ Mr. Wray
To asks the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in implementing section 10 of the Children Act 1989, he will make sure that no fees for registration and inspection are charged to non-profit playgroups with charitable status.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Playgroups provide a valuable service for children and their families, often within very tight budgets. In fixing the fees for registration and inspection, which will be prescribed by regulations under the Children Act 1989, we shall take account of the position of playgroups.