HC Deb 09 December 1996 vol 287 cc79-80W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to fund the Bridge child care development scheme for the next financial year. [7937]

Mr. Burns

The Bridge child care consultancy service is, as its name implies, a consultancy management service which local authorities commission in the normal way. I have no plans to commission the Bridge to undertake any work for the Department of Health at present.