HC Deb 07 March 1939 vol 344 cc1915-6
67. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will state to the last convenient date the total number of maternity homes registered by local authorities; the number of nurses they employ; and, of the latter number, those who have neither Central Medical Board qualifications nor registered in the general part of the register of nurses?

Mr. Colville

Information obtained in 1937 showed that in 146 registered maternity homes at that date, 747 nurses were employed, of whom 107 were neither certified midwives nor general-trained registered nurses. I do not think that the position will have materially altered since that date.