HC Deb 18 April 1940 vol 359 c1123
77. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the closing of the day nurseries in Glasgow involves the working mothers of small children in the anxiety and expense of leaving their children with neighbours in tenement property, giving less air-raid protection than the day nurseries; and will he take steps calculated to reopen these premises?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Colville)

Of the three day nurseries provided by the public health authority, one will shortly be reopened. The other two cannot in present circumstances be reopened, but I propose to discuss with the corporation the possibility of finding alternative premises.

Mr. Leonard

Will the right hon. Gentleman endeavour to get alternative premises as quickly as possible?

Mr. Colville

Yes, Sir.

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