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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00869: Alison Johnstone (Lothian)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 17 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide data showing the net income position of different families as recommended by the Commission for Childcare Reform in its June 2015 report, Meeting Scotland's Childcare Challenge.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 1 July 2016

< >The Scottish Government published its response to the Commission for Childcare Reform's report on 23 December 2015, available on the Scottish Government website at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/12/4286/0.

Additionally, the Scottish Government publishes information on household incomes via a number of surveys, including the Labour Force Survey, Expenditure and Food Survey, Family Resource Survey and the Scottish Household Survey, and is working with wider UK bodies to further expand knowledge around use of early learning and childcare through the Understanding Society Survey. We are also currently undertaking our own financial review to better understand the costs of providing the free entitlement to early learning and childcare.