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Children: Day Care

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) pre-school age and (b) school-aged children in lower-income working families in England using formal child care in each year since 2004 as measured against the 2003-04 and 2004-05 averaged baseline; and what progress has been made towards meeting his Department’s public service agreement target. (200819)

The data requested are not available.

Information relating to what progress has been made towards meeting this public service agreement target is available in the departmental Autumn Performance Report 2007. This is available in the Library and can also be viewed at:

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/dwp/2007/autumnreport/full-report07.pdf

Figures showing progress towards public service agreement 3b will be available when the results of the 2007 Childcare Survey are published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families later this year.