HC Deb 07 May 1940 vol 360 c1030
36. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that over 100 working mothers in Glasgow have made representations to the authorities for facilities for their children in day nurseries to ease their worries whilst at work; and whether, in view of the need thus displayed, he will expedite the creation of such institutions?

Mr. Colville

I am aware of the representations referred to, and I am in communication with the corporation as promised in my reply on 18th April to the hon. Member's previous Question on the subject.

Mr. Leonard

In view of the numbers concerned will the right hon. Gentleman press the corporation to increase the facilities?

Mr. Colville

I am in touch with the corporation on the matter, but there is difficulty in securing suitable premises.

Viscountess Astor

Would it not be better if the Government had one woman responsible for looking into cases such as this?

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