HC Deb 28 January 1998 vol 305 c237W
Mr. Willetts

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will give a breakdown of the numbers from each new deal programme making up the 50,000 new child minders to be trained in the Chancellor's Budget initiative. [25777]

Mr. Andrew Smith

It is a principle of the design of the New Deal that young people should be helped to choose the option most appropriate for them. Accordingly, we have not estimated the number of child care opportunities likely to be pursued under each New Deal option. We expect, however, that many of the placements will be found under the Voluntary Sector option of the New Deal, with further opportunities under the Employment and Full Time Education or Training options.