§ 1. Mr. ANDERSON
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware of the growing public feeling against the indefinite postponement of any steps to set up a Ministry of Health dealing largely with the care of infants and mothers; whether his attention has been called to the demand for the organisation and co-ordination of the public health services clear from any association with the Poor Law and apart from any control by any vested interest; and whether an opportunity will be afforded this House in the immediate future to discuss proposals on these lines?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Stephen Walsh)
My right hon. Friend is aware of the growing demand for immediate measures to be taken for the preservation of infant life, and, as already indicated in answers recently given to the hon. Member, he is anxious to introduce legislation with that object in view. He fully appreciates the desirability of the organisation and co-ordination of the public health services, and would welcome an opportunity for the discussion of the proposals to which the hon. Member refers. The point, however, is one that should be put to the Leader of the House.