HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1343-4W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children there are under the age of eight in Kirklees; and how many registered child care places there are for children under the age of eight in Kirklees; [157491]

(2) what the ratio of child care places to children under eight is in (a) Kirklees and (b) England. [157492]

Margaret Hodge

This is a matter for the Office of Education and Standards (OFSTED) and I will ask Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to write to the hon. Member. OFSTED has been responsible for the registration and inspection of children's day care facilities since September 2001.