Population Problem.

Oral Answers to Questions — Town Planning. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr David Logan Mr David Logan , Liverpool Scotland

asked the Minister of Health whether he is prepared, in the interest of national prosperity and security, to formulate and carry out a national policy to meet the peril of declining population?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

This matter is under consideration, but I am unable at present to make any statement on the subject.

Photo of Mr David Logan Mr David Logan , Liverpool Scotland

Has the right hon. Gentleman any idea when he will be able to make a statement?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

I will inform the hon. Member.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

Can the right hon. Gentleman help the Oxford authorities who are going to give a bonus to people who get married there?

Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

Can the right hon. Gentleman give the House an assurance that any action that he takes will not interfere with the right of mothers to have access to information which will enable them to regulate the size of their families?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

The hon. Member is inviting me on to a very dangerous path.

Photo of Mr David Logan Mr David Logan , Liverpool Scotland

May I ask the Minister to give no such facilities?