HC Deb 10 October 1912 vol 42 c542W

asked the Prime-Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the reports of the deaths of four infants within a week in a babies' home in Tooting, where none of the nurses in attendance were qualified; and what steps, if any, he is prepared to take to ensure that protection to the sick which in many other countries is provided by the State registration of trained nurses?


The Prime Minister has asked me to answer this question. My attention has been called to the reports, and I have been in communication with the London County Council with regard to the case. The home was a créche, not an institution for sick children, and the persons described as "nurses" were not sick nurses, but the ordinary attendants on the children. The case is a serious one, but I do not think it has any direct bearing on the question of the State registration of nurses.