§ Miss Bacon
asked the Minister of Health what percentage of the midwives in Leeds are trained in the use of 52W analgesia; and what percentage of women in Leeds desiring analgesia are able to have it.
§ Mr. Bevan
One hundred per cent. of the domiciliary midwives employed by the City Council and 65 per cent. of the hospital midwives are trained in the use of analgesia. In the six months of 1948 in which the National Health Service was in operation 35 per cent. of the domiciliary cases attended by the Council's midwives had analgesia. Though actual figures are not available analgesia or anaesthesia would be given in most confinements in hospitals.