HC Deb 10 January 2000 vol 342 c42W
Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many net child care places have been created in the first two quarters of the financial year 1999–2000 by the early years development and childcare partnerships in (i) the parliamentary constituency of Birkenhead, (ii) the four parliamentary constituencies of the Wirral, (iii) the parliamentary constituencies of the City of Liverpool and (iv) the parliamentary constituencies of Merseyside. [104227]

Ms Hodge

The number of net child care places created are as follows:

Constituencies Number of net places
Birkenhead 119
Wirral 349
City of Liverpool 278
Merseyside 855
1 The figure for Birkenhead does not include childminder places as these are not broken down to constituency level, but a proportion of the 138 childminder places created in the Wirral area will be in the constituency of Birkenhead.