Oral Answers to Questions — Foster-Mothers (Birmingham Scheme).

– in the House of Commons on 19th February 1942.

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Photo of Major Basil Peto Major Basil Peto , Birmingham King's Norton

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been directed to the Birmingham City Council's scheme of regularly-paid foster-mothers; and whether, in view of the difficulty of securing foster-mothers, he will consider recommending the plan to other local authorities?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am well aware of the Birmingham foster-mother scheme, which was approved by my Department in 1935. I shall be prepared to approve schemes with the same object devised with the same care, if they are submitted to me.