HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c130W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what crèche facilities are provided by his Department and at what cost. [104297]

Ruth Kelly

The Treasury does not provide any crèche facilities. The Department is a member of the Westminster Holiday Playscheme, which operates during school holidays and is open to children aged 4 to 12. The Treasury has two bespoke Playscheme rooms. The cost per child per day is £30 and the Treasury subsidises the costs for its staff by 60 per cent. Around 10 members of staff take up places for their children. Staff can also reclaim additional child care costs incurred, including the tax liability, if they have to work longer or later than normal.