HC Deb 16 June 1913 vol 54 cc55-6W

asked the Secretary for Scotland if he can supply the following information in respect to the Stobhill Parish Hospital, Glasgow: The number of children under one year; the number of children from one to five years; the number of children at school, and the cost of each per week; the number of teachers, with the amount of Government Grant per child for teaching; the number of children fed and the number not fed at the breast, and the reason why some have been taken from their mothers; the number of cases sent last year to the Lock Hospital; the number of venereal cases in the hospital and the Poor Law institution; and the approximate cost per week?


I have been furnished with the following particulars:—Number of children under one year, 64; number of children from one to five years, 258: number of children at school (all in institution), 192; cost per week for each child (irrespective of age) for maintenance, etc., 5s. 3½d.; number of teachers, 4; Government Grant, 0; number of children fed at breast, 5; number of children not fed at breast, 59. (The reasons why children have been taken from mothers vary in nearly every case, and cannot be stated in general terms.) Number, if cases sent to Lock Hospital last year, none from Stobhill; number of venereal cases in hospital and Poor Law institution, none at Stobhill; cost per week, nil, there being no cases.