HC Deb 23 June 1938 vol 337 cc1263-4
71 and 72. Dr. Summerskill

asked the Minister of Health (I) how many local authorities have arranged for the midwives in their employ to have special instruction in order that they may unaided give their patients analgesia;

(2) how many local authorities have availed themselves of the powers conferred upon them to provide the necessary apparatus for their midwives in order that analgesia may be available for women at their confinements?

Mr. Elliot

I propose to include a request for this information in the annual return which I shall be receiving from local authorities for this year.