§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list those health authorities which provide nursery places for use by national health service staff and detail the number of nursery places available.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The information requested regarding nursery provision is not collected centrally at present.
We anticipate some information being available by the autumn and 1 will arrange for details to be placed in the Library.
It is our understanding that somewhere in the region of half of health authorities have some provision at present.