HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c176W
Mr. David Porter

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his Department's advice to regional and district heath authorities on the number of qualified midwives who should be employed for(a) a given number of patients and (b) the total population of each authority.

Mr. Newton

It is for individual health authorities to determine the number of qualified midwives they require in the light of local needs and circumstances.

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