HC Deb 13 February 1930 vol 235 cc605-6
83. Mr. E. D. SIMON

asked the Minister of Health in view of the increased freedom which is to be granted to local authorities when the Local Government Act. 1929, comes into free on 1st April, whether he will, after that date, refrain from prohibiting the giving of information regarding birth control by the staffs of local authorities?


So far as the policy of the Government on this question is concerned, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend, the Member for Shoreditch (Mr. Thurtle) on the 31st October last. I am advised that the Local Government Act does not affect the statutory position of local authorities in this matter.


In view of the frequently expressed desire of the right hon. Gentleman to leave the maximum amount of freedom to local authorities, may we take it that he will now cease interfering with their liberties in this matter?

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