§ Mrs. Humble
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children in Blackpool North and Fleetwood have benefited from the National Childcare Strategy; 
(2) how many child care places have been created in Blackpool North and Fleetwood since 1997. 116W
§ Margaret Hodge
The Department is unable to provide details of child care places for Blackpool North and Fleetwood. However, from April 1999 to March 2004 Blackpool local authority created 3,060 new child care places helping some 5,505 children. This shows an increase in the stock of child care places, taking into account turnover, of 2,149 helping some 3,899 children.