Oral Answers to Questions — Day Nurseries.

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 18th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent Stoke

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he can make a statement on the policy that is to be followed in looking after the care of young children of mothers who have, or will, respond to the nation's need;

(2) the number of day nurseries now being used, the number to be opened, and give in the OFFICIAL REPORT the numbers in the chief centres in the country; and is he satisfied with the progress made in the provision of accommodation and service for the children;

(3) whether he is aware of the mothers' appreciation of the contribution to the war effort and the success of the day nurseries in Stoke-on-Trent; and will he see that provision is made for as many as are required in the area as soon as possible and that nothing shall be allowed to hold up the provision of the maximum number of nurseries required?