HC Deb 25 January 1945 vol 407 cc967-8
59. Mr. E. J. Williams

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the closing of war-time nurseries in the Penybont Rural District Council area and the feeling on the part of the council that this excellent work should continue; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. Willink

I am aware that steps are being taken to close the war-time nurseries in the Penybont rural district. As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, these nurseries were established to care for the children of women undertaking some form of war work. The number of children in these nurseries whose mothers are in em- ployment is negligible and their continuance at the cost of the Exchequer cannot be justified.