HC Deb 07 April 1911 vol 23 c2668W

asked the President of the Local Government Board, if he can state in how many cases women health visitors have already been appointed, in the absence of any Health Visitors Act, either by county councils or by rural or urban district councils, and by virtue of what Act of Parliament has this been done?


I am unable to state in how many cases women have been appointed to perform the functions of health visitors by county and district councils, nor am I aware of the authority under which such appointments have been made. In several instances officers, such as inspectors of midwives, school nurses, and assistant inspectors of nuisances have been utilised to give advice as to the nurture and care of infants.