HC Deb 21 June 1951 vol 489 cc690-1
24. Mr. Eric Fletcher

asked the Minister of Health why the premature baby unit at University College Hospital is being closed; and whether he will institute an inquiry into the subject of premature births and mortality resulting therefrom.

Mr. Marquand

This unit will not be closed. Investigation of the general problem of premature births has already been made by a Joint Committee of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Paediatric Association, as part of an inquiry into neonatal mortality and morbidity and I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the committee's report.