HL Deb 17 July 1997 vol 581 c119WA
Lord Braine of Wheatley

asked the Chairman of Committees:

Whether child care vouchers have ceased to be issued to staff of the House during recesses.

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

Child care vouchers are issued during recesses in respect of any days on which a recipient member of staff is required to work. The vouchers may be used to defray costs of child care for children of pre-school age and attendance at holiday playschemes for children up to the age of eleven. There has been no change in practice.