HC Deb 25 February 1907 vol 169 cc1254-5
MR. ROGERS (Wiltshire, Devizes)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he intends to introduce any legislation this session dealing with the abnormally high death rate of children under five years of age; and what steps are being taken to direct the attention of local authorities to this matter.


I am giving attention to this subject, and hope that it will be practicable during the present session to introduce legislation bearing upon it. I am impressing on local authorities and their officers, by circulars and otherwise, the importance of collecting data, and studying the problems connected with it.

MR. LEIF JONES (Westmoreland, Appleby)

Will the right hon. Gentleman, in view of the revelations made by Mr. G. R. Sims, consider the desirability of prohibiting the taking of young children into public houses?


I am aware of revelations being made by Mr. Sims, but I am not in the habit of attaching too much importance to some of them.

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