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Child Care

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what strategy the Department for Education has in place to support and facilitate child care through the women’s community sector. (82004)

The Department of Education does not have a remit to support and facilitate child care through the women’s community sector. On 6 March my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland announced £14.6 million to help support voluntary and community groups in their work with disadvantaged children: through the Department for Social Development the women’s community sector received £1.6 million of this, to support 14 women’s centres in providing child care until the end of March 2008.