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Children: Daycare

Department for Education written question – answered on 2nd June 2015.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Labour, Sheffield, Heeley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the public purse of the proposal to extend free childcare to 30 hours per week to working parents.

Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse of doubling the free childcare allowance for three and four year olds to 30 hours per week will be by 2020; and from which areas of departmental expenditure this will be funded.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The cost of the new childcare entitlement of 30 hours per week for working families will be considered as part of the normal Budget and Spending Review process.

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