§ Mr. TILLETT
asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he has been asked to receive a deputation of the Labour members of Willesden Urban District Council on the question of the maternity and child welfare and public health services of that district; and whether he intends, before coming to a decision on the matter, to give a hearing to the Labour councillors?
§ Major BOYD-CARPENTER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Certain modifications of the council's scheme have been proposed as a result of a conference between the council and the Ministry of Health. My right hon. Friend has suggested that the Willesden (Central) Labour Party, in the first instance, should communicate with the chairman of the district council with a view to discussing any remaining points at issue.