LEIGH MP James Grundy stood up in Parliament yesterday, Wednesday, to raise the topic of provision for parents with disabled children.

During a Department for Women and Inequalities debate the Conservative MP posed a question to Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families at the Department for Education, Vicky Ford MP.

Mr Grundy said: "What is being done to increase the availability of affordable childcare for parents with disabled children who may require more specialist provision?"

In response Ms Ford said: "Disabled children get an extra 15 hours of early years in education from the age of two.

"Their parents can also receive extra support through tax free childcare of up to £4,000 per child per year until the child is 17.

"The disability access fund also gives providers £615 per eligible child to support access."

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Leigh MP James Grundy speaks in the House of Commons yesterday, Wednesday

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Following the House of Commons session, Mr Grundy added: “It is so important that families have access to affordable and good-quality childcare.

“This is why in today’s Women & Equalities questions, I asked what more the Government can do to ensure that parents of disabled children are supported with the funds for childcare, including financial support for any specialist care provisions that are required.”