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Adjournment debate

On 15 October 2012, Michael McCann, the Labour MP for East Kilbride, introduced an adjournment debate on the closure of nurseries within HM Revenue and Customs offices.

In August 2012, HMRC announced that eight in-house nurseries would be closed by November.

The nurseries are run by Bright Horizons under a contract from the HMRC's landlord Mapeley. Civil servants said that not enough children of staff were attending the nurseries and the decision had been taken not to renew the contract.

HMRC said it would continue to provide vouchers for childcare to staff.

Mr McCann has campaigned to keep an HMRC in-house nursery open in his constituency. He was critical of the way the decision was taken to close down the eight nurseries, claiming that civil servants did not look at the individual viability of each facility.

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