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Child Care

Volume 257: debated on Thursday 30 March 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the child care or nursery facilities within his Department; and what is the breakdown in their use (a) by grade and (b) by gender.

The FCO has 10 places for the under-fives at nurseries in London and 22 places in a workplace nursery for staff working at Hanslope Park, Milton Keynes.The places are allocated as follows:

GradeMaleFemale
DS5/HCS611
DS6/SEO2-
DS7/HEO42
DS9/EO45
DS10/AO-4

Note:

Figures include four children with both parents employed by the FCO.

FCO provides holiday playschemes in London and ODA sites in East Kilbride and at NRI Chatham. Over the last 12 months play scheme places have been used by staff in the following grades:

Grade

Male

Female

DS4/HCS52
DS5S/HCS62
DS5/HCS761
DS6/SEO42
DS7/HEO87
DS9/EO47
DS10/AO35
S2/PS6
Support Grades1