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Child Care

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) nurseries, (b) playgroups, (c) child minders, (d) out-of-school clubs and (e) holiday schemes have been provided in Lancashire in each year since 1997. [112057]

The available information for Lancashire Local Authority is shown in the tables.Figures for 2001 and earlier years for England and Government Office regions were published in DfES Statistical Bulletin 08/01 "Children's Day Care Facilities at 31st March 2001", which is available in the Library and on the DfES website, www.dfes.qov.uk/statistics. Figures for 2001 for out of school clubs and holiday schemes have recently been revised and are shown in the tables.

Numbers of day care providers1 by type of provider Lancashire

Local Authority area 1999–2001

Position at 31 March each year
199920002001
Day nurseries230240270
Playgroups and pre-schools290290280
Childminders1,5001,4001,400
Out of school clubs708090
Holiday schemes3022020
1Figures have been rounded
2Includes those schemes exempt from registration
Numbers of day care places1 by type of provider Lancashire Local

Authority area 1999–2001

Position at 31 March each year
199920002001
Day nurseries8,8009,60010,900
Playgroups and pre-schools6,6006,6006,500
Childminders6,0005,8005,900
Out of school clubs1,6001,9002,200
Holiday schemes9002670640
1Figures have been rounded
2Includes those schemes exempt from registration