§ Ms. Armstrong
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what decisions he has made regarding fees for registration under part X of the Children Act 1989.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
No final decisions have been taken about the level of fees to be charged by local authority social services departments for the registration and inspection of childminders and providers of day care for children under the age of 8.
The Department intends to consult relevant national organisations.