HC Deb 20 December 1938 vol 342 cc2684-5W
Mr. Tate

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Midwives Act is being used as a means for providing a short training in maternity nursing; and, as this is not a desirable state of affairs, whether he will consider amending the Midwives Act, 1936, in order to remedy it?

Mr. Bernays

My right hon. Friend is not satisfied that there are good grounds for modifying the decision of Parliament, as expressed only two years ago in Section 6 of the Midwives Act, 1936. My right hon. Friend does not think he could agree with my hon. Friend that the arrangements referred to in the first part of the question are to be deprecated.

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