HC Deb 09 February 1939 vol 343 cc1112-3
30. Mr. G. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Health the names of local supervising authorities in England and Wales under the Midwives Act, 1936, showing which of these authorities provide a domiciliary midwives' service by direct employment of midwives' by arrangements with nursery associations, or by a combination of both, respectively, stating the numbers employed in each category and how many midwives are employed by arrangements with welfare councils; the percentage of births attended by midwives; and the percentage of these cases in which medical assistance was required by the midwife?

Mr. Elliot

As the names of 188 local supervising authorities are involved, I am sending the hon. Member a statement giving the particulars for which he asks.