Mental Defectives (Sterilisation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 21st June 1934.

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Photo of Mr John Potter Mr John Potter , Eccles


asked the Minister of Health what steps his Department is at present taking to collect the opinions of local authorities on the recommendations in the report on the sterilisation of mental defectives recently issued?


The report has been placed on sale and has been widely discussed in the Press. Following the usual procedure local authorities have good opportunities to express their views either directly or through their representative organisation. Accordingly it is not, I think, necessary to adopt the course my hon. Friend has in mind.