§ Colonel Baldwin-Webb
asked the Minister of Health (1) how many independent midwives and how many midwives who are members of the Shropshire Nursing Federation have been appointed in the county of Shropshire under the Midwives Act, 1936;
(2) whether the posts of midwife in the county of Shropshire under the Midwives Act, 1936, were advertised in the Press?
§ Sir K. Wood
The proposals of the Salop County Council under the Midwives Act, 1936, which are at present under my consideration, provide for the employment of 95 midwives and nurse-midwives by the County and District Nursing Associations, and the appointment of three midwives by the county council to serve the borough of Shrewsbury. Advertisements of appointments are required by the Act only in the case of midwives appointed by the county council. A large proportion of the appointments under the arrangements to be made with the County and District Nursing Associations will no doubt be of nurse-midwives or midwives already in their employment. I am not aware whether advertisements have yet been issued by the county council in respect of the three appointments referred to, or how many new appointments have been made by the County and District Nursing Associations, but I will cause inquiries to be made on these points and will inform my hon. and gallant Friend of the result.