HC Deb 18 December 1947 vol 445 c393W
130. Mr. Driberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will investigate the circumstances in which a 15 year old girl, of whose name he has been informed, was erroneously stated to be pregnant by the school doctor at the Magdalen Hospital; if he is aware of the distress and expense caused to this girl's parents by this wrong diagnosis; and if he will, in all the circumstances, consider allowing this girl to return home.

Mr. Ede

I have already made full inquiries about this case. I regret the distress caused to the girl's parents, but there was no lack of care in the diagnosis which was consistent with her symptoms and her statements. The school managers consider that the girl requires a further period of training, and the information before me shows that it would be contrary to the girl's own interests to order her release.