Work and Pensions Committee

Session 2002-03      1 April 2003

- Childcare Inquiry - 

Minister to give evidence

The following public evidence session on 9 April has been arranged as part of the Work and Pensions Select Committee’s inquiry into affordable childcare for working parents.

Wednesday 9 April

at 9.30am   Baroness Ashton of Upholland, Minister for Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare

The meeting will be held in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House. Evidence sessions take place in public unless otherwise decided by the Committee. For further information about the inquiry or the sessions, please call 020 7219 5833.

Please note that the times given are approximate.

Meetings may be cancelled at short notice.    

The Committee launched its inquiry, “How can suitable, affordable childcare be provided for all parents who need it to enable them to work?”, on 18 December 2002.  The press notice at that time set out details of the inquiry and its terms of reference.  All Committee publications and press releases are available on the website (

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