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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

I am sure Ministers are aware of the widespread concern in local government at the escalating costs of childcare, much of it driven by private fostering and care companies, often now owned by private equity, and of a tendency to put children into care at an early stage and not as a last resort. Do Ministers share that concern? If so, what are they going to do about it?