HC Deb 23 July 1931 vol 255 cc1693-4W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the provision in the Midwives and Maternity Homes Act, 1926, Section 2, requiring claims to be sent in by medical men for their fees within two months from the date of attendance on patients, inflicts hardship on many medical men because their arrangements normally are to send their accounts out twice annually; and if he will by regulation provide that medical men to whom fees are due under this Section may send

(2) the total amount of exports, and also the amount per head of the population, exported from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, France, and Germany, for the first four months of 1931?


The following table shows, in respect of the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Germany, the values of the exports of merchandise (a) including refined petroleum oils, and (b) excluding refined petroleum oils, and the values of such exports per head of the population, during the four months January to April, 1931:

their accounts to the local authority on the next occasion of sending out their accounts after having attended the patients?


Representations on this matter were made to the Departmental Committee on the Training, and Employment of Midwives, whose-report included a recommendation on the subject. The question will be borne in mind in connection with any legislation for the amendment of the Mid-wives Acts, but I have no power to deal with the matter by regulation.