§ Mr. Chaytor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what arrangements are to be made for the inspection of private nurseries and other pre-school centres in order to control their quality. 
§ Mr. Byers
The Government is committed to improving the quality of pre-school provision. For the time being, the present arrangements for inspection for private and voluntary providers of nursery education will continue.
We have made clear our intention to examine the regulatory and inspection regimes with a view to making them more uniform. A consultation exercise will begin in the Autumn.