HC Deb 16 July 1925 vol 186 c1547W

asked the Minister of Health whether he and his medical staff have considered the figures of the infant mortality of Market Drayton contrasted with those of the two neighbouring towns; and will he cause a further investigation into the causes of the high infant mortality to be made by another medical inspector and then publish his or her report?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I have already stated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Oxford University (Lord H. Cecil) on the 11th May, that the county council are taking steps to improve the maternity and child welfare service in this district and the further investigation suggested in the second part of the question does not, therefore, seem to be necessary.