Children: Day Care

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Sutherland of Houndwood Lord Sutherland of Houndwood Chair, Affordable Childcare Committee, Chair, Affordable Childcare Committee

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether direct subsidies to parents to assist with childcare costs as proposed in the Childcare Payments Bill are intended to improve child development outcomes, free up parental time to work, or both.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The Childcare Payments Bill will introduce the Government’s new tax free childcare scheme. As part of our long term economic plan, Tax-Free childcare will enable more parents to go out to work, if they want to, to provide greater security for their families.

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