Care of Young Children (Advisory Committee).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Miss Ward:

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the appointment of any further advisory committee in connection with the work of his Department arising out of the representa- tions made by the Woman-power Committee?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

Yes, Sir. On various aspects of the work of my Department, committees are already in existence which include women members. On the special question of the care of young children I established an informal circle of women interested in this problem. In view of the special importance of problems affecting the care of young children in war-time and the new questions which arise thereon in relation to Government policy, I have decided to extend these arrangements and put them on a more formal footing. I have decided therefore to establish a committee to advise me on questions affecting the welfare of young children. I am consulting the appropriate organisations and hope to make an announcement as to the constitution of the committee at an early date.