The councils of 35 administrative counties, 36 county boroughs, and 58 other boroughs or urban districts in England and Wales have made arrangements for the orthopædic treatment of children below school age, and all of them except one work in conjunction with voluntary agencies as respects the whole or part of their arrangements. In all cases but one, in which the cost is
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The answer to the second part involves a tabular statement which, with my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The earliest date at which maternity benefit became payable was the 13th January, 1913. As regards the third part, I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of a Report on maternal mortality by Dame Janet Campbell.
§ Following is the statement:
§ defrayed out of trust funds, a grant amounting to 50 per cent. of the approved net expenditure of the local authority on the service is paid by the Ministry.