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Children: Day Care

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Emma Little Pengelly Emma Little Pengelly Shadow Spokesperson (Justice), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Trade)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the lack of access in Northern Ireland to 30 hours funded childcare on the affordability of childcare in Northern Ireland compared to the rest of the UK.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The provision of funded childcare hours for pre-school children is devolved and is therefore a matter for a restored Northern Ireland Executive.

Parents in Northern Ireland are able to receive support with their childcare costs from UK government support including Universal Credit and Tax-Free Childcare.

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