asked the Minister of Health whether he will give the names of the maternity and child welfare authorities which make provision for home helps, and whether his sanction has been given or refused to any authority which has proposed to institute this service within the last two years?
There are 133 maternity and child welfare authorities who, according to my latest information, have made provision for this service. I will send the hon. Member a list of these authorities, showing those to which sanction has been given within the last two years. There is no case within that period in which sanction has been refused to a proposal to institute this service.