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Workplace Creches

Volume 227: debated on Tuesday 22 June 1993

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To ask the Prime Minister if he will list, for the Civil Service in the Whitehall area, how many (a) men and women are directly employed, (b) buildings are used and (c) workplace creches are in place, or so much of the information requested as is available.

I have been asked to reply.In the Whitehall area there were approximately 4,560 men and 3,080 women employed in the home civil service at 1 April 1993.There are 27 common user estate buildings and two civil service workplace nurseries. A further nursery serving this area is scheduled to open in November. A number of Departments and agencies also have places in a private nursery in the vicinity.