§ 55. Sir H. Williams
asked the Minister of Health whether it is proposed to reorganise the system of war-time nurseries, having regard to the fact that 7,000 women are employed at an annual cost of over £50 per child, involving a total charge of over £1,000,000 per annum to 922 enable 21,000 other women to undertake war work?
§ Mr. E. Brown
No, Sir. I do not think I should be justified in lowering the standards which I have recommended for the care of those children of women in employment for whom provision is made in war-time nurseries.
§ Sir H. Williams
Is it not a farce to employ 7,000 people to liberate 21,000 at this enormous cost?
§ 59. Major Peto
asked the Minister of Health how the demand for war-time nurseries is being met in the industrial districts of the Midlands?