§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the cost of the 350,000 child care places planned for 2003. 
§ Mr. Timms
£170.5 million is available through the New Opportunities Fund Out of School Hours Childcare Programme for the creation of 350,000 out of school child care places in England by 2003. £55 million has also been716W made available from April 2001 to provide additional funding for disadvantaged areas and this will create at least an extra 10,000 places.