HC Deb 04 February 1957 vol 564 cc6-7
35. Sir K. Joseph

asked the Minister of Health whether, in the interest of the health of midwives themselves, he will consider issuing a circular to employing authorities urging them to adopt a system of freedom from night calls for several nights at a time, as practised by at least one authority.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Provision for minimum off-duty periods for district midwives—including consecutive nights—wherever possible is already contained in their conditions of service and I have no reason to believe that it has not been generally observed.