Prayers – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 16th February 1990.

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Photo of Mr Richard Livsey Mr Richard Livsey , Brecon and Radnor 9:36 am, 16th February 1990

I beg leave to present a petition on behalf of and collected by the Powys pre-school playgroup association. The petition contains 1,380 signatures of the people of Powys who demonstrate their concern at the Children Act 1989 which involves the payment of annual inspection or registration fees by playgroups. These fees are described as nominal, but nevertheless threaten the existence of playgroups as they cannot be afforded in remote rural areas, such as Powys, where the numbers of children in playgroups are small and incomes are low. Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will exempt such groups from this charge.And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.

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