§ 3. Mr. Lipton
asked the Secretary of State for Air what hospital facilities are available to the wives of airmen at North Luffenham in cases of confinement.
§ Mr. Lipton
Can the right hon. Gentleman be satisfied with the present arrangements when some of the wives who are already in labour have to be sent by road to hospital 50 miles away with no qualified person in attendance to deal with any emergency en route? Does he not think this a disgraceful and scandalous state of affairs? Will he bring this sort of thing to an end without further delay?
§ Mr. K. Lewis
As North Luffenham is in my constituency, might I make it clear to my right hon. Friend that we have all the health facilities in Rutland available for anyone from North Luffenham who cares to make use of them? This is contrary to the view that some people seem to have about my county.
§ Mr. Mulley
We should like a little more information. Is it not the case that some wives of Service personnel 1323 have to go fifty miles for their confinement? If that is the case, ought not something to be done about it?
§ Mr. Lipton
In view of the very unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I give notice that I shall raise the matter on the Adjournment.