Written Answers. - Child Care Report.

Michael Bell


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.