§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what provision his Department makes for child care facilities for staff; what is the extent of subsidy to nursery places and holiday playschemes; if his Department(a) subscribes to "Childcare Solutions" and (b) makes child care vouchers available; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sproat
[holding answer 7 July 1994]: In the 1993–94 financial year, this Department spent £1,650, excluding running costs, on child care. This provides one day care place in a nursery which opened in November 1993. In this instance the place is subsidised as it can be justified in value for money terms.