HC Deb 25 April 1928 vol 216 c909
35. Mr. KELLY (for Colonel WEDGWOOD)

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Government medico service in Palestine is open to women doctors as in the Federated Malay States and Fast Africa, as s well as in Great Britain; and, if not, for what reason?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

There are as yet no Government medical appointments in Palestine open to women doctors. The special services for which women doctors are employed in the Federated Malay States and Tropical Africa are adequately provided for in Palestine by other agencies.


Is it intended that those positions should be open to women doctors?


The point is that the special positions dealing with infant welfare which ordinarily are filled by women doctors are met in Palestine with a widespread service of nursing and midwives and in the opinion of the Government there there is no special opening for women doctors in other capacities.