New Clause 1 — Childcare provision

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 5:42 pm on 8th April 2014.

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‘(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must undertake a review of ways in which changes to the tax and childcare systems could be used to increase the affordability of childcare before April 2015, with particular reference to—

(a) the cost of childcare for parents in work; and

(b) the cost of childcare, including the impact of changes in the tax and benefits system during this Parliament.

The Chancellor must publish the report of the review within six months of the passing of this Act and lay the report before the House.’.—(Catherine McKinnell.)

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