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Under-Fives

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 9 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to promote provision for under-fives throughout Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 3 December 1987]: In the personal social services field, services for the under-fives including social work support for families, childminders and day nurseries, are an integral part of the Government's overall preventive strategy on child care, whose development was identified as a specific objective for the next five years in the regional strategy published by the Department of Health and Social Services in August this year. A copy of this document is available in the Library.