§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision, under the terms of the Children Act 1989, is to be provided for under-eight-year-old children in Liverpool, particularly those in need of after-school care.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
Information is collected annually about registered childminders and day care provision which is published by the Department of Health in the "Children's Day Care" series. The most recent document "Children's Day Care Facilities at 31 March 1991 England—Provisional Feedback" is available in the Library. Arrangements have been set in hand for the 31 March 1992 returns to include data about registered after school provision for school age children aged under eight.