HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 cc715-6W
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. [14207]

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 been made available from April 2001 to provide additional funding for disadvantaged areas and this will create at least an extra 10,000 places.