HC Deb 01 August 1939 vol 350 cc2205-6W
Mr. W. R. Duckworth

asked the Minister of Health whether his latest reports show that the Maternity Services Act is now being adequately and efficiently operated by the different local authorities concerned?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir. The domiciliary midwifery service set up under the Midwives Act, 1936, is in general operation throughout the country, and from the reports of my officers who have recently visited a number of areas I am satisfied that the service may be regarded as efficient. Co-operation with the maternity and child welfare services is also generally satisfactory.