asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he intends to continue to permit the Glasgow Corporation to remain outwith the provisions of the Maternity Services Act (Scotland), 1937; and is he aware that Glasgow is the only large local authority in Scotland which has not implemented the provisions of this Act.
Proposals under the Act which were submitted by Glasgow Corporation in September, 1939, and which provided for a service of whole-time doctors and midwives were not proceeded with because of difficulties of obtaining staff in war-time. The period for submitting proposals has been extended from time to time and I am extending the period until 30th June, 1945. I am, however, in communication with the Corporation about their interim arrangements. Two other local authorities have not made1930W arrangements under the Act, and in two other areas the local authorities have not been able to bring into operation arrangements which have been approved.