HC Deb 03 March 1969 vol 779 c1W
26. Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the exercise of their powers by local health authorities in arranging for the provision of domiciliary midwives for attendance on women in hospital; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ennals

Domiciliary midwives are already undertaking confinements in hospitals in some areas, but it is too early to make any general assessment of the use of these powers, which only came into effect in September last.