§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what creche facilities are provided by his Department; and at what cost. 
§ Ms Blears
While the Department does not provide creche facilities for its staff, it does provide staff with an allowance towards the cost of nursery care.
The allowance year runs concurrently with the academic year and the cost of providing nursery allowance (£600 per parent) for the last academic year 1 September 2000 to 31 August 2001) was £95,725.