36. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Health, in view of the shortage of domestic help, how many local authorities are operating home-help schemes; and whether he will make the operation of such schemes compulsory?
§ Mr. E. Brown
In November last, at the suggestion of my Advisory Committee, I issued a circular to welfare authorities urging them to make every effort to provide home-helps as part of their Maternity and Child Welfare Schemes. I have followed up the circular, and my information is that local authorities generally are working to carry out the suggestions. If my hon. Friend has any particular district in mind, I shall be glad to have special inquiries made.
Could the right hon. Gentleman publish a report showing what local authorities are operating schemes?
§ Mr. David Adams
Can home-helps be employed in families apart from maternity and child welfare needs?