HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 c250W
87. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health what steps are now being, taken to increase the supply of analgesic apparatus, in particular for use in the confinement of working class women; and approximately how many of these devices are now in use or available in this country.

Mr. Bevan

I regret that I cannot say how many are in use, but production has increased, and it is not shortage of apparatus which now hampers progress, so much as the shortage of midwives trained in the use of it.