§ 49. Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Minister of Health whether the responsible authorities in Wales have submitted satisfactory proposals for the provision of an adequate service under the provisions of the Midwives Act, 1936; whether any of the authorities have failed to submit satisfactory proposals; and whether he is satisfied that within the financial and other provisions of the Act an adequate service can be established in Wales, having regard to the gravity of the problem in the principality?
§ Sir K. Wood
All the local supervising authorities in Wales except one have submitted proposals which are generally satisfactory although, in some instances points of detail are still under consideration. The authority which has not yet submitted proposals which I can regard as satisfactory is considering the submission of revised proposals. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.
§ 62. Mr. Ridley
asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that the arrangements made by the Derbyshire County Council under the Midwives Act, 1936, Section 1, are such as will geographically be adequate for the needs of the area?
§ Sir K. Wood
I am informed that the county council are satisfied that their arrangements are adequate for the present needs of the county. This question will be reviewed after sufficient experience has been obtained of the working of the arrangements, and I understand that the county council are prepared if necessary to appoint additional midwives.