§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received about the impact of the Children Act 1989 on private sector nursery and child care provision; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Fulham (Mr. Carrington) on 11 January at columns604–05. In 1992 we replied to over 300 representations from hon. Members about the impact of the Children Act on private and voluntary providers of day nurseries, playgroups, out of school clubs and holiday schemes and on childminders.