HC Deb 18 November 1997 vol 301 c163W
Ms Julie Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) if he will make a statement on the role of child care information in the new child care strategy in relation to the Welfare to Work and Lifelong Learning Initiatives; [16439]

(2) if he will make a statement on co-ordination between the bodies involved in the New Deal in relation to child care information; [16440]

(3) what role the national child care organisations will play in the development of child care information services for the New Deal and Lifelong Learning Initiatives. [16441]

Mr. Andrew Smith

Child care is important to our Welfare to Work and Lifelong Learning strategies, particularly the New Deal for Lone Parents, which is why we have been consulting with national child care organisations to look at new and innovative ways of ensuring that information about child care opportunities will be readily available. This will feed into the National Childcare Strategy, which we are currently developing.