Women Workers (Care of Children).

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 17th February 1942.

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Mr. David Adams:

asked the Minister of Health what steps he has taken to make provision for the care of the young children of women war-workers while the mothers are at work; what progress has been made, to 31st January, 1942, in the establishment of war-time nurseries in England and Wales; whether he is satisfied with the nature and extent of the arrangements made for these nurseries by the maternity and child welfare authorities in the key districts; and, if not, what further steps he will take with a view to meeting the needs of the situation?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made in the Debate on the Adjournment on 5th February last by my right hon. Friend.

Mr. Adams:

Could we not have the information to bring the matter up to date?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

The figures given on 5th February are the last figures. If the hon. Gentleman looks at the record of the Debate he will see them set out.

Viscountess Astor:

Will the hon. Lady bear in mind that the figures are most unsatisfactory?