HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 c1752

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, how many mothers and expectant mothers and babies under one year old were supplied with milk or milk foods from local health authorities in Wales during the past 12 months; and how many, if any, were proceeded against for making false declarations of inability to pay or otherwise abusing the provisions of the Maternity and Child Welfare Act?


My right hon. Friend regrets that the information asked for in the first part of the question is not available. No case has been reported to the Welsh Board of Health in which such proceedings as are mentioned in the second part of the question have been taken.

63. Mr. SITCH

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Minister of Health, whether any protests have been received from Coventry against the proposal of the local authority to stop the sale of dried milk to nursing mothers, although the local authority has made a profit on the sale, and to close the maternity home for necessitous mothers; and whether he will make representations to the local authority as to the inadvisability of taking this action?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative, but my right hon. Friend is in communication with the town council in regard to their proposals for curtailing their expenditure upon the maternity and child welfare service.