Written Answers. - Child Care Report.

Michael Bell

Ceist:

42 Mr. Bell asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform when the conclusions of the work undertaken by an expert working group on the establishment of a national framework for child care in his Department will be available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3206/98]

The Expert Working Group on Child Care which was established under Partnership 2000 and which is chaired by my Department aims to produce a final report by the end of December 1998. The group also aims to produce an interim report in June 1998.