HC Deb 30 July 1954 vol 531 cc120-1W
Miss Pitt

asked the Minister of Health whether midwives can now be authorised to administer trilene as an analgesic in childbirth.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The Medical Research Council have now, after prolonged investigations and trials, recommended that midwives acting on their own responsibility after adequate instruction be permitted to administer trilene with inhalers conforming to an approved specification. I am informed that the Central Midwives Board have accepted this recommendation and I am now in consultation with the board as to the measures necessary to give effect to it.