It is a matter of concern to learn that at this time, when we are working towards the recovery of our economy, that working parents are being forced to give up their employment due to the rising costs of childcare.
With the next parliamentary election here in Scotland undoubtedly in the minds of all the parties, might I suggest that it could be a vote-catcher to promise free childcare in their manifesto.
In fact, to make it a flagship promise. It certainly worked the last time.
Walter J Allan