HC Deb 28 March 2003 vol 402 cc446-7W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what creche facilities are provided by his Department; and at what cost. [104301]

Mr. Lammy

The Department does not provide creche facilities for its staff.

There is an on site nursery for members of staff at the Department's Leeds office, which is provided at the rate of £20.34 per day.

For other members of staff, the Department provides childcare allowances towards the cost of nursery care. It also provides a holiday playscheme subsidised at the rate of £10 per day for children of staff members, who are of school age, during the holidays.

The budget for the allowances and for running the playscheme last year was £270,000.

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