HC Deb 05 November 1992 vol 213 c348W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her policy on the application of the purchaser/provider split to local authority child care provision.

Mr. Yeo

It is for local authorities to determine the appropriate structure for the delivery of children's services having regard to their child protection duties and the general child care requirements imposed upon them by the Children Act 1989 and associated regulations and guidance.