asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that there are several hundreds of women in West Willesden who are anxious to start work in the factories engaged on war work, but are unable to do so owing to the lack of accommodation for their young children; that the local authority has done its best to proceed with the necessary accommodation, but have not received the help and assistance in expediting same that should be given by his Department; and can he give a date when the necessary accommodation will be available?
The Ministry of Labour and National Service have recommended that there should be five day nurseries in Willesden. Two are already in operation, another has been approved, and schemes for four more are in preparation, making seven in all. I cannot accept the suggestion made in the second part of the Question. As regards the last part of the Question, I understand that my hon. and learned Friend the Member for North Croydon (Mr. Willink) proposes to visit Willesden personally to discuss outstanding points and to secure an early completion of the rest of the programme.