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Departmental Child Care Facilities

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what childcare (a) provision and (b) assistance is available to his Department's staff; (89585)

(2) whether there are waiting lists for places at childcare facilities which his Department provides for its employees.

All staff in the Scotland Office are on secondment from the Scottish Executive or the Department for Constitutional Affairs (DCA) and are able to access any initiatives operated by their parent Departments.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which of his Department's premises have childcare facilities on site. (89586)

None. Scotland Office staff have access to a nursery at the Scottish Executive's Victoria Quay building in Edinburgh. Scotland Office staff in London have access to the DCA's arrangements.