HC Deb 20 December 1963 vol 686 cc291-2W
Mr. Gardner

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the acute shortage of midwives in the Brentwood area; and if he will ensure that an adequate staff of midwives is made available.

Mr. Braine

My information is that the present numbers employed in the hospital and domiciliary services are adequate for the needs of the area, but I would be happy to consider any particular point which my hon. and learned Friend has in mind.