Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th December 1957.

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Photo of Mrs Lena Jeger Mrs Lena Jeger , Holborn and St Pancras South 12:00 am, 16th December 1957

In view of the importance of this as a national question, will the Minister look into the way in which it is working out? For instance, is he aware that even in Central' London it has been known for a midwife to arrive on her bicycle to attend a case having been unable to bring the apparatus with her and having had to send an expectant father—in the usual state of collapse—on a two or three mile walk to fetch it?