§ 20. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether systematic work is being undertaken in the tropical Colonies for the purpose of reducing the heavy infantile mortality?
§ Mr. AMERY
Yes, Sir, measures are being taken in most tropical Colonies on-the lines that have been successful in reducing, infant mortality in this country, and in many of them the results compare not unfavourably with what has been accomplished here. The Governments of tropical Colonies are fully alive to the importance of this matter. Infant welfare clinics have been established and women doctors, nurses and health visitors, who 12 have had special experience in this branch of medical work, are being appointed in increasing numbers.